Nottingham Forest flop Lars Veldwijk scores on debut for new team, hours after leaving

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The Dutch striker scored from the spot in a 9-0 win against SV Hatto Heim.

Yesterday Nottingham Forest allowed their flop striker Lars Veldwijk to leave the club on a loan deal back to Holland. He joined ambitious Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle on a season-long loan deal yesterday, as reported by the BBC.

His time at Forest was not exactly productive. He scored no goals in 14 appearances for the club, despite scoring for fun at previous club Excelsior Rotterdam.

But just hours after signing for his new club Veldwijk was in action and, of course, scored.

Forest fans who fell off their chairs deserve context. He netted from the penalty spot in the 58th minute of a 9-0 win against SV Hatto Heim in a pre-season friendly.

Hatto are an amateur club who were never going to give Zwolle, who made the final of the Dutch Cup last season, much of a challenge.

Veldwijk will nonetheless hope that this goal, although only from 12 yards against an amateur side, will be the beginning of a long and goal-laden experience with his new outfit.

Nottingham Forest have still only made the one signing this summer, with young keeper Tim Erlandsson completing a permanent move from Halmstads for free as they continue to grapple with a transfer embargo.

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