Peter Beagrie highlights Nottingham Forest star Michail Antonio’s qualities

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Former Everton and Manchester City star Peter Beagrie speaks highly of Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio.

Former Everton and Manchester City winger Peter Beagrie has been singing the praises of Michail Antonio.

The Nottingham Forest winger is one of the best players in the Championship and has been in impressive form so far this season.

The 24-year-old former Reading star has scored nine goals and created 24 chances in 20 Championship appearances, while having a 57% pass accuracy and a 48% shot accuracy.

Antonio, who has also won 50% of his duels, is regarded by many as someone who could play in the Premier League, and Beagrie seems to regard him highly.

“I have been lucky enough to be entertained a few times live this season by the pace and positivity and boundless energy of a long-time favourite of mine, Michail Antonio at Nottingham Forest,” he wrote on Skysports.com.

“He has an incredible thirst for work and goes from first minute to last, displaying power and pace that is unrivalled in the Championship.

“His energy and effectiveness is there for all to see and his nine goals and seven assists fully justifies the £1.5 million price tag Forest paid for his services from Sheffield Wednesday.”

Antonio moved to Forest from fellow Championship club Sheffield Wednesday in the summer transfer window and has indeed been superb.

The Englishman’s link-up play with Britt Assombalonga has been a key reason behind the club’s success this term.

Forest are aiming for a playoff spot in the Championship this campaign, and one suspects that they will get it if Antonio maintains his superb form.

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