Lewis Grabban was undoubtedly one of the Championship’s most impressive performers last season both for Sunderland and Aston Villa.
The 30-year-old scored 20 league goals in 30 appearances for the Mackems and Villa leaving him as an inevitable hot property this summer.
After Villa’s failure to win promotion and subsequent financial issues it was always unlikely that they would be able to bring him on board permanently.
As a result the race to sign Grabban from parent club Bournemouth ensued and was recently won by Nottingham Forest.
The question now is can he recreate the goalscoring form he showed last season and fire Aitor Karanka’s side into the promotion picture?
Grabban is surely going to hit double figures next season.
With the likes of Carvalho, Dias, Lolley and Goncalves creating chances for him, Grabban will net a load.
He knows where the goal is at this level and if he leads the line all season for Forest, he will score plenty.
He managed 20 last season with many of those for Sunderland. He’s the main striker at Forest and with the service he’s going to get he’ll be hopeful of beating his total from the previous campaign.
A lot depends on the service he gets.
Grabban will have a talented midfield behind him, and if they hit their straps, he should score for fun.
I’d be massively shocked if he didn’t.
He scored goals for fun in Sunderland’s side last season so surely things will only get better backed by the ammunition Forest can now give him.
He’ll be at the forefront of the top scorers’ list I’d expect.
Yes, if he plays.
He’s proven in the Championship and clearly at his peak right now. there’s no reason he won’t thrive at Forest.