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Long-term coach Morten Olsen calls on Nicklas Bendtner to turn career around

Morten Olsen

The Danish striker left Nottingham Forest this week to join Norwegian club Rosenborg.

Nottingham Forest's Nicklas Bendtner looks dejectedNottingham Forest's Nicklas Bendtner looks dejected

This week saw Nicklas Bendtner’s brief and uneventful stay at Nottingham Forest come to an abrupt end.

The Danish striker, who only joined Forest in September, has agreed a three-year deal at Norwegian giants Rosenborg as he looks to get his career back on track.

It comes after a 17-game stint at the City Ground which saw him score just two goals and struggle for both form and fitness.

He will now be looking to get his career back on track, with Danish legend Morten Olsen hopeful he can do that in Norway.

The 67-year-old, who managed Denmark for 15 years and gave Bendtner his international debut, told BT this week:

"I've talked so much with him for ten years, and for me it is important - and also for himself - he must live up to what is required to be a professional footballer.

"Anyone can see - and I've heard it from the clubs he has been at the latest from Wolfsburg - the man has a potential. He must live with expectations. And it is first and foremost himself, showing that he can. Both to themselves and to their surroundings.

“I hope very much that this is a good club selection."

Morten OlsenMorten Olsen

There is no doubt that Bendtner has some talent, but he has consistently struggled to maintain his fitness and often made headlines off the pitch for the wrong reasons.

The only bonus from his time at Forest was that he clearly tried his best to knuckle down, but was unfortunately let down by his body throughout the campaign.

At Rosenborg he will hope for a dose of luck to get him performing better than he did at Nottingham Forest.

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