Following Nottingham Forest’s decision to appoint Sabri Lamouchi as their new manager in June, the club has undergone a complete transformation.
With the Frenchman at the helm, the Reds have managed to achieve a tremendous amount of success in the second-tier this season.
Currently second in the Championship standings, Forest will be determined to launch a sustained push for promotion over the coming months.
As well as signing 11 players in the summer, Lamouchi also allowed a number of individuals to leave the City Ground.
One of the players who opted to call time on his Forest career was Arvin Appiah who moved to Spanish side Almeria in August.
Signed for a reported fee of £8m by the Rojiblancos, the 18-year-old made his debut for his new side in their 0-0 draw with Deportivo La Coruna last Sunday.
With Almeria looking to secure a return to La Liga this season, it will be intriguing to see whether Appiah ends up thriving in Spain’s second-tier.
Here, in our latest spotlight article, we take a look at how the winger is faring in his new surroundings by taking a closer look at his statistics from Sunday’s clash.
Having been chosen to start by manager Pedro Emanuel alongside the likes of Valentin Vada and Jose Carlos Lazo in Almeria’s midfield, Appiah ultimately failed to deliver the goods at the weekend against Deportivo.
Despite playing all 99 minutes of the clash, the winger was only able to register one shot on target at the Abanca-Riazor Stadium.
If he is to become a key asset for the Rojiblancos this season, he will need to improve his output in front of goal.
Whilst Appiah did manage to provide his team-mates with four forward passes, the fact that he only achieved a pass success rate of 60% during this particular fixture is somewhat of a concern.
Furthermore, when you consider that he managed to win just 25% of his attacking duels in Sunday’s clash, it is clear to see that Appiah has yet to full adjust to life in Spain.
Although he is blessed with an abundance of pace, Appiah only completed one successful dribble against a Deportivo side who are currently 20th in the Segunda Division.
In order to make a real impression for Almeria over the coming weeks, the England Under-19 international will have to adapt to their style of play as a failure to do so could result in him being cut adrift by Emanuel.