Door is open for Forest striker to make an impact

By Daniel Pentland

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has insisted that out of favour striker Apostolos Vellios does have a future at The City Ground according to the Nottingham Post.

The 25-year-old Thessaloniki born frontman has endured a frustrating campaign to date with the player having made just one appearance for The Reds in the 2-1 home victory over Sky Bet League One club Shrewsbury Town in the First Round of Carabao Cup.

Despite Vellios finding himself well down the pecking order at Forest, manager Warburton is believed to have reassured the player that he remains in his plans while challenging him to win his place back in the starting XI.

Forest signed Vellios in summer 2016 in a reported £950,000 deal from then Superleague Greece club Iraklis. The player scored six goals in 31 appearances in his first season at The City Ground and made a positive impression upon many fans despite the club’s struggles in the Sky Bet Championship.

Vellios’ previous experience of the English game saw the player spend three-and-a-half years at Everton while he also had a short loan spell with Blackpool.

Other than his one appearance for Forest this term, the striker’s only other game time has come while on international duty …read more

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