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After Nicklas Bendtner woes, is Lasse Vibe the Danish striker who could thrive at Nottingham Forest?

Lasse Vibe of Brentford

Mark Warburton and Frank McParland played a role in bringing Vibe to England.

Lasse Vibe of BrentfordLasse Vibe of Brentford

Nottingham Forest certainly did not manage to get the best out of Nicklas Bendtner during his time at the club.

The Dane scored just twice in 17 games after joining in September, and this month he was moved on, joining Rosenborg in Norway on a three-year deal.

But should new Forest manager Mark Warburton plump for another Dane up front next season?

Lasse Vibe has proven himself a good player in the Championship. Since joining Brentford in 2015 from IFK Gothenburg the 30-year-old has proven himself a decent striker at this level.

He has scored 23 goals in 67 games for the club. None of them were under Mark Warburton, who had already left Brentford by the time Vibe was signed, but the Dane was a player he and Frank McParland, now director of football at Forest, were fond of prior to their Griffin Park departures.

What Vibe always guarantees is hard work. A tenacious pressing forward, who takes his chances when they come, he has shown at Brentford he has what it takes to cut it in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest's Nicklas BendtnerNottingham Forest's Nicklas Bendtner

Forest fans know this all too well. The Bees striker scored twice as Brentford beat Forest 3-2 in the Championship earlier this month.

Perhaps Warburton should consider bringing him in to Forest in the summer and see if this Dane can thrive at the City Ground.

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