Albert Adomah is a Nottingham Forest player and is about to be charged with the task of replicating the success he has previously enjoyed at Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.

The 31-year-old knows all about getting out of the Championship.

He has achieved that feat on two occasions and is now eyeing a hat-trick.

Adomah, who has penned a two-year contract, has told the club’s official website: “I’m experienced in this league and hopefully that experience will be able to help the young talent that’s already at this club.

“As an individual, I’m hoping to help the team reach the top end of the table and achieve promotion which is everyone’s aim.

“I’m here to play football but I’m also here to be successful. Promotion has to be the number-one aim for a club like this and that’s what I’m here to achieve.

“I’m excited to meet my new teammates and take part in my first training session here at Forest.

“I’ve heard there is a really strong group of lads here so I’m looking forward to meeting them all and getting started.”

Familiar

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There is one familiar face on the books at the City Ground.

Adomah will need no introduction to Lewis Grabban.

The latter took in a loan spell at Villa during the second half of the 2017-18 campaign.

He took in 18 appearances and netted eight goals.

Adomah figured in 15 of those games – which included a run to the play-off final.

The Ghana international laid on only one of the efforts that Grabban recorded – in a 4-1 win over Wolves.

As a tricky winger, assists are his bread and butter.

He can be relied upon to chip in with the odd effort of his own, but teeing up others is his main job.

If Adomah intends to make Forest the latest side he has helped into the Premier League, then he will need to be at his creative best in 2019-20.

Somewhere along the line, he will need to connect with Grabban.

Inspiration

 

As things stand, Forest are going to be looking to their top scorer from last season for inspiration in the final third.

The hope is that a proven frontman can become the first to record 20 goals in a single campaign for the Reds since David Johnson in 2002-03.

He is going to need help to get there.

Sabri Lamouchi is doing all he can to aid the cause.

Adomah has followed the likes of Sammy Ameobi and Tiago Silva through the doors on Trentside.

With Joe Lolley and Joao Carvalho already there.

Forest are loading the gun.

The ammunition is in place, they just need somebody to fire.

Preferably Grabban and his old buddy Adomah.