Apostolos Vellios isn’t a stranger to scoring good goals.
Nottingham Forest fans in 2017 voted his overhead kick against Rotherham United as the club’s goal of the season.
That season he split his time between starting games and getting regular appearances from the bench, but it all changed in the following campaign.
This summer Aitor Karanka didn’t feel the former Everton player was needed in the Nottingham Forest squad, and he was therefore sent out on loan to Waasland-Beveren in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League.
At the weekend he scored a neat volley to help them to a 1-1 draw against relative giants Club Brugge. It was Vellios’ second goal in three games, after he scored in the 3-0 defeat of Mouscron, and things are looking up for the footballer.
He’s starting games, seems to have his manager’s trust, and if the goals keep coming then there’ll be welcome decisions to make in the summer window once the loan is over.
Waasland-Beveren are currently 13th in the 16 team league so they’ll be relying on the loanee’s goals to help fire them higher.