This week saw Nottingham Forest finally bring in a new striker for their depleted ranks. The club lost top scorer Britt Assombalonga earlier this year with a serious knee injury that will see him out of action until the end of the season.
They snapped up promising Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom on loan until the end of the season. The striker, who has banged in the goals at youth level, will now be hoping to do the same at the City Ground.
One player who should know Akpom reasonably well is exciting Forest youngster Ben Osborn. The midfielder, who has been in great form recently, is in the England under-20 squad at the moment with Akpom.
The pair were on the same side earlier this week as England defeated Mexico on penalties. Akpom scored the equalising goal in the game, which was Osborn's first start for the age group.
And Osborn has now backed Akpom to be a hit at the club. He told the official Nottingham Forest website:
“After playing with him in the Under 20s I can’t wait to play with him at club level.
“Forest fans should be excited as I think he’s got all the attributes to take this league by storm.”
The midfielder has been in great form recently and the Forest youngster will now be relishing the chance to link up with Akpom, and perhaps play a few through balls for the new striker to run onto.
Forest fans will certainly hope that is the case.