June 16, 2024

Nottingham Forest gem Dale Taylor did something absolutely amazing on Friday

Nottingham Forest gem Dale Taylor got on the field on Friday night as Northern Ireland lost 1-0 to Denmark. The game proved dramatic but the Reds forward did something that showcased his confidence and undoubted quality.

NI striker Dale Taylor sets "debut" target after signing new contract with  Nottingham Forest - Belfast Live

Taylor has waited patiently for another run out for the Green and Whites. He made his debut back in December 2021, coming on for 12 minutes of a 1-0 win over Lithuania and on Friday he played for 13 minutes against the Danes.

The 19-year-old is tipped by many to star on the international stage in years to come. Against Denmark, he did something that showed exactly why he’s tipped for stardom and left an experienced player looking stupid.

Taylor roared into the action and tried to get Northern Ireland on the front foot. He was actually on the pitch when they thought they’d scrambled a late equaliser but VAR determined otherwise.

Forest man Taylor produced an unbelievable moment of magic. He did a naughty pirouette to ease beyond the experienced Simon Kjaer and left the fans purring over what they had just seen.

Taylor spent the second half of last season at Burton Albion on loan from Forest. He enjoyed a quality spell with the Brewers and bagged five goals and an assist from 20 appearances.

Forest gem Taylor showcases quality with amazing piece of skill

This was quite remarkable. Many youngsters making their second appearance for their country would be inclined to keep things simple and not draw too much attention to themselves.

Not Taylor, though. He showcased his determined persona and had fans buzzing at what the future might hold for such a talented player.

His piece of skill, of course, was only one moment of magic. It’s not completely what Taylor is all about but for Forest fans it’s nice to know that he is capable of producing that kind of magic.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Taylor next season. Much like last season, it would be no surprise to see him gain some experience with Forest in pre-season and then head out on loan once again.

Regardless, it looks as though Forest have got a star on their hands. Taylor is not short of confidence and it looks as though he will definitely make an impact at the City Ground at some point during his career.



Premier League new boys turn down chance of bargain Nottingham Forest transfer

The latest Nottingham Forest news from Nottinghamshire Live as Luton Town reportedly reject the chance to sign the American international

Luton Town have reportedly decided against signing Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Ethan Horvath after promotion to the Premier League.

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Luton could have completed a permanent move for the American international for £1.5m. That looks to be a bargain price considering the key role he play in promotion via the play-offs as he kept 20 clean sheets last season.

However, it is claimed Luton will look elsewhere within the Championship to replace Horvath. Blackburn’s Thomas Kaminski is their first choice target despite him being valued at £6m.

Huddersfield’s Lee Nicholls is said to be a back-up option for manager Rob Edwards, who is also set to sign Asmir Begovic from Everton.

If Horvath does not join Luton then he faces something of an uncertain future. Forest are pushing to sign Dean Henderson from Manchester United but any deal is on hold until David de Gea signs a new contract or is replaced.

It is highly unlikely Horvath will be first choice under Steve Cooper next season but he could stay and vie with Wayne Hennessey to be the second choice keeper.

However, at the age of 28, he is likely to want first team football and could look to return to his homeland to play in the MLS or join a European club.

Horvath already has experience in Norway with Molde and in Belgium with Club Brugge.


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