Forest manager praises Chris Wood for latest goals: ‘The talent is there’

New manager Nuno Espiroto Santo believes All Whites striker Chris Wood can continue the goalscoring form he’s shown for Nottingham Forest.

Wood (32) has scored four goals in the two games since Espirito Santo took charge at Forest following the sacking of manager Steve Cooper.

In his latest game, the New Zealand captain scored a hat-trick against his former club, Newcastle United, in a 3-1 win at St James Park on Boxing Day.

Main photo: Nuno Espiroto Santo … ‘the talent is there.’

“He did it last week, today he did it again,” Espirito Sando said after the latest win.

“It’s about the team helping, so it’s not only him, it’s how we want to do things to create chances for him. But I’m very happy with him now.

“Chris Wood, we know him, everybody knows him. He’s been in the game for a while now, but the way he did it today, how he scored, how he was in the right moments — the second goal is beautiful, it’s beautiful, the one-v-one and then the composure to just flick the ball over the goalkeeper, so thank you, Chris, for the job today.

“I really hope that he does it again because the talent is there.”

Chris Wood … a rewarding return to Newcastle.

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