Six goals in five games: Nottingham Forest loanee Lars Veldwijk in fantastic pre-season form

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Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk has scored six goals in five games since joining Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle on loan.

Lars Veldwijk has been on fire for Europa League hopefuls PEC Zwolle since joining on loan from Nottingham Forest.

The 23-year-old added another goal to his tally on Tuesday night, scoring the first in a 5-1 win against Turkish Super Lig side Mersin, as Zwolle continued in their pre-season preparations unbeaten.

The goal against Mersin takes Veldwijk’s tally to six goals in five games and he is yet to go a match without scoring for the Dutch side.

Does Veldwijk’s form show Forest made a mistake loaning him out?

Although his start for Zwolle makes the Reds management look foolish for sending him out on loan, there was nothing to suggest he would produce that standard of football in England.

Veldwijk did very little in his time at the City Ground to show he was worthy of a starting spot in Dougie Freedman’s side and it could be argued that he just failed to adapt to the English football.

In his 14 appearances last season, he failed to register a single goal and it was no surprise when Forest made him available for a transfer, especially considering their financial fair play restrictions.

A new environment has seen the former Excelsior striker flourish. However, Forest fans shouldn’t feel like they are missing out on something as it's unlikely he would have produced the same form in England.

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