Nottingham Forest have produced some quality players over the years, with their academy rightly regarded as one of the top ones in the Championship.
However, it’s not always easy for players to break through into a side that are competing for promotion to the Premier League and some have to go elsewhere to get regular football to continue their development.
One of those is young forward Virgil Gomis who has gone out to League Two Macclesfield and we assess the impact he has made in our latest FLW Loan Watch.
And, unfortunately for the 20-year-old, he has struggled in the fourth-tier, featuring in 11 league games and he has so far failed to find the net for his temporary club.
More worryingly, most of those appearances have come from the bench and the last time he was involved from the start in a league clash was at the start of October – when Gomis was withdrawn at half-time as the side trailed at Cambridge.
His last involvement for the Silkmen came as they were battered by Kingstonian in the FA Cup first round last month, in a game that included loan players and youngsters following a strike over unpaid wages.
However, Gomis will hope to be involved more often over what is a hectic festive period.
All in all though, there’s no getting away from the fact that this has been a very tough spell for the Forest youngster but adapting to this league and the difficult circumstances surrounding Macclesfield could help him in the long run.
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