Nottingham Forest’s Michail Antonio reveals his favourite goal of the season

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Antonio has netted 15 goals in all competitions for Nottingham Forest, and he has revealed which is his favourite.

Speaking to Forest Player, Player of the Year Michail Antonio has revealed his favourite goal of the Championship season - having netted 15 times in his debut season at the City Ground.

The 25-year-old winger said: “I’ll take the Fulham goal [as my favourite], when I managed to take it out the sky, a nice little pivot, and then put it in the bottom corner.

“Then I'll go Bolton after that, and then Rotherham after that.”

The goal against Fulham was a classy strike, and it summed up Antonio’s development from powerful winger to all-round attacking unit. His 15 goals this season is a personal record for the former Sheffield Wednesday man, whilst he also kept up an impressive creative side to his game, registering 14 assists - all in the Championship.

Forest’s season may have fallen by the wayside under Stuart Pearce, with Dougie Freedman appointed as manager just too later to truly turn things around, but on a personal level Antonio has excelled.

Keeping him at the same level of performance as he showed this season will prove vital if the Nottingham-based club want to have a realistic chance for fighting for promotion next season, but the form shown this season may increase the difficulty of Forest keeping ahold of their star player.

Premier League interest is said to have mounted in Antonio in the last few weeks, with ESPN reporting that Aston Villa, West Brom and Swansea are all tracking the winger ahead of a potential summer bid.

There is a chance that Antonio will stay at Forest, even if a transfer approach is formalised, although that will surely rely on Freedman’s assuring a promotion next season.

If Antonio believes his career is not going to move forward at a fast pace if he stays at the City Ground, he would do well to capitalise on his great season and secure a transfer to the top flight.

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