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Did Nottingham Forest make a mistake letting Lars Veldwijk go?

Nottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk looks dejected

It looks like the release of the big striker was justified.

Nottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk looks dejectedNottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk looks dejected

This summer Nottingham Forest were facing a predicament regarding their striker Lars Veldwijk. The Dutchman, who has recently decided to represent South Africa at international level, had given Forest food for thought after an excellent season on loan at PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie.

He netted 14 goals in 35 appearances for the Dutch club. He arrived at Forest with a reputation as a goalscorer but went his entire first season at the City Ground failing to find the net.

He eventually did score his first goal for Forest in an EFL Cup win against Millwall and it looked like he might get another chance at Forest.

Then, a week later, he was released from his contract so he could join Belgian side KV Kortrijk on a free transfer.

So were Forest right to let him go?

Nottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk looks dejected at full timeNottingham Forest's Lars Veldwijk looks dejected at full time

It certainly seems so.

He has played just eight times for the Belgian side since making the move and scored once, a 90th minute consolation in a 5-1 thrashing against Club Brugge.

The 25-year-old is struggling to get in the first-team and recent striker signing Teddy Chevalier has four goals in five games, shunting him further down the pecking order.

Forest do not appear to be missing out on much.

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