At the beginning of Dougie Freedman’s reign as Nottingham Forest manager he was dealt a massive injury blow.
Forest lost one of their star players for after Britt Assombalonga suffered a horrifying knee dislocation. The striker had scored 15 goals for the club this season and with that in mind they are clearly going to miss him after he was ruled out for a year with the horror injury suffered against Wigan Athletic last month.
Without him Forest seemed to have coped just fine. Freedman has led them to an impressive run of form and they remain within an outside chance of gaining a play-off spot at the end of the season.
Assombalonga however will watch on, knowing that not only is he missing out on Forest’s late promotion surge, but that he might have been able to push on and claim the top-scorer award for the division.
He remains on 15 goals for the campaign, just eight behind current leader Daryl Murphy on 23.
Meanwhile, in second and third place are two Watford strikers, a former team- of Assombalonga.
Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo are second and third respectively on 19 and 17 goals apiece.
While Assombalonga would have hoped to keep up with Deeney he is instead having to watch on, as the Glory Hornet Boys march toward promotion.
But there is no bitterness here.
Assombalonga Tweeted Deeney earlier today to show him that he would be hanging up a shirt from the Watford striker in his home.
A nice touch from Assombalonga, who will hope to be back and scoring goals before 2016.