Nottingham Forest have really picked up in recent weeks and sit just two points outside the play-offs ahead of Saturday’s trip to lowly Birmingham.
A key reason behind the upturn in form has been the performances of Kieran Dowell. The on-loan Everton man scored a terrific hat-trick in the win at Hull as well as notching against QPR last time out.
However, it’s more than just the goals, with the England U21 international fitting in perfectly with the way that Mark Warburton likes to play.
Yet, assistant manager David Weir still wants more from the midfielder and the Nottingham Post are reporting how he told the ‘grand old team’ podcast about what Dowell needs to improve on. Although, he was keen to stress how highly he rates the player.
“Maybe the other stuff, the dirty jobs, is where he can improve – and he is improving. If he wants to be an all-round midfielder player – which undoubtedly he can – then he just eeds to tidy up on some of these aspects.”
“A lot of that is learning the game. The players tell him and his coaches tell him what he’s doing well and what he can work on.”
Kieran Dowell has been a huge positive for Forest this season, scoring some outstanding goals and contributing significantly to the stylish way the team play.
But, David Weir knows he can still improve and it’s clear he has high hopes for the 20-year old.
He will inevitably improve with experience and the guidance of Weir and Warburton could be vital as he looks to enhance his overall game ahead of hopefully breaking into the Everton squad next season.
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