Posh chairman speaks on Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga scores their first goal

He scored twice for Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga scores their first goal

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has claimed that Nottingham Forest hitman Britt Assombalonga is certain to secure a £15 million move to a Premier League club next summer if he enjoys a goal-laden season in the Championship.

The 23-year-old scored twice in Nottingham Forest's 4-3 win over Burton Albion at the City Ground on Saturday as the Reds kicked off their campaign in style.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga applauds the fans at the final whistle

It must have been a special day for Assombalonga, who managed just four Championship games for Forest last season due to a dislocated kneecap.

He only returned to fitness in April after missing the full campaign prior to that, but those four games, plus a summer's worth of pre-season, seem to be just what the doctor ordered.

And McAnthony, who signed him for Peterborough for a club-record fee in 2013, says he is delighted to see his former striker back amongst the goals, claiming that Assombalonga will secure a big-money move to a Premier League side by this time next year if he maintains his talismanic form.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

 

General view during the captain's run - Nottingham Forest, City GroundGeneral view during the captain's run - Nottingham Forest, City Ground

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