McGoldrick sets Forest target

Forward keen to win over City Ground fans

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David McGoldrick has set a target of 15 goals this season as he looks to prove himself to the Nottingham Forest fans.

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The 22-year-old striker is closing in on a first-team return after making his comeback for the reserves in Tuesday's 1-1 City Ground draw with Rotherham.

McGoldrick has yet to feature for Billy Davies' men this term and missed the entire pre-season programme after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Davies is confident the Nottingham-born forward can impress after a disappointing debut campaign following his move from Southampton.

Believe

And McGoldrick has admitted it makes a big difference to his confidence having the public support of his manager.

McGoldrick told the club's official website: "It was encouraging to hear his comments. It gives you a lift when you have a manager who believes in you like that.

"My aim now is to score 15 goals this season, to repay the faith he has in me. I want to respond to the backing he has shown.

"I do feel like I have a point to prove to Forest fans, but I believe I can score goals. You have to have belief in yourself, you have to back yourself."