What's happened to Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga?

Britt Assombalonga of Nottingham Forest shoots at goal

The striker has looked a complete shadow of himself in recent weeks for the Reds.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in actionNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in action

While many Nottingham Forest fans were understandably talking about their dramatic 2-2 draw with Derby County at the weekend, a few others were enquiring as to what's gone wrong for Britt Assombalonga.

The 24-year-old looked disenchanted in the 2-2 draw, a match where Assombalonga hit the bar, and he has now gone seven league matches without a goal for the Reds.

In fact, some supporters have become so frustrated with Assombalonga's performances in recent weeks, that his substitution on Saturday was cheered by parts of the ground.

Life as a striker for Forest hasn't been fun this season, with a distinct lack of service to the forwards damaging the Reds' season, making it not much of a surprise that new manager Mark Warburton's side are struggling.

Derby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt AssombalongaDerby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga

Despite the poor service, Assombalonga still has nine goals in 24 appearances, but the man who was called by some as 'the smiling assassin' has stopped smiling, and hasn't been for quite some time.

One of Warburton's tasks over the international break will be to restore Assombalonga's confidence, as Forest have a much better chance of survival with an Assombalonga firing on all cylinders. 

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