Forgotten Nottingham Forest striker scores for Under 21's, gives reminder to Pearce

Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk scored for their Under-21 side today.

Nottingham Forest ended their nine-game winless run on Saturday with a stunning late comeback against Norwich City, with Michail Antonio giving Stuart Pearce his first win in almost two months with a 2-1 victory.

Antonio, along with Britt Assombalonga, have shouldered much of the responsibility in front of goal for Forest this season, with both stars arriving in the summer.

Pearce also brought in the likes of Jack Hunt, Michael Mancienne, Robert Tesche, Chris Burke and Matty Fryatt, and whilst all of them have played regularly so far, one addition has yet to impress.

Dutch striker Lars Veldwijk was prolific in the Netherlands, hitting 54 goals in 81 games during spells with Dordrecht and Excelsior, and that prompted Pearce to splash out £500,000 to sign him, with the fee possibly rising to £1m with other clauses.

With a healthy goals to games ratio in Dutch football, Forest fans were quietly optimistic that their new big money signing would be able to provide the goals to help Forest achieve promotion.

Yet so far, Veldwijk has barely featured. With just two starts for the club - both in the League Cup - and with just 45 minutes of league action under his belt this season, the 23-year-old has been a bit-part figure so far this term.

However, today saw Forest's Under-21 side take on Leeds United, and in a topsy-turvy game, Forest bagged a last gasp equaliser to make the game 3-3.

The scorer of that goal? Lars Veldwijk.

It's only a run out for the target man, but he needs to take any chance he can in order to impress Pearce - and he went the right way about it.

Pearce will no doubt keep his side intact after that win against Norwich, but Veldwijk has provided him with a reminder that he can find the back of the net if given the chance.

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