Nottingham Forest fans in the Transfer Tavern will be celebrating that a key man this season would be open to a return to the club once his loan deal expires, however, he has been told he will need to do the “ugly stuff” as well.
Everton loanee Kieran Dowell has been on loan at the City Ground and has been quietly impressing fans there, however, Kenny Burns believes he needs to chip in with some more of the hard work.
In his article for the Nottingham Post, he wrote that although the player is extremely talented, he would still need to improve in certain aspects of his game.
“He’s definitely got talent, Dowell. He’s a very, very good player. He’s got loads of tricks up his sleeve, he’s good on the ball and he can find the back of the net,” Burns wrote.
“But I still think he needs to do the ugly side of the game more, like chasing back and putting in the tackles. Even the best players in the world have to chip in like that.
“If Dowell had been playing in a team with people like me, Larry Lloyd or Ian Bowyer, he’d have been getting a rollicking for not doing some of the dirty stuff. That’s what you’d get in League One or League Two as well.”
The Everton youngster has said that he would not rule out coming back to the club once his loan deal finishes, which would be great news for our Forest locals! A young player learning his trade, teething problems are always expected though our resident Reds would love to see him return next season and bless them with his class.
Nottingham Forest fans here in the Tavern will have been pleased with the progression that Dowell has made since joining the club and would have been delighted to hear he would welcome a move back.
The youngster featured for England Under-21’s last weekend and assisted a goal in their match against Romania, giving supporters some hope that he can continue to deliver for them on the pitch.
Forest fans, what do you think Dowell needs to do to improve his overall game? Let us know below!
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