Date: 28th April 2019 at 3:36pm
Written by: Seb Franklin

Karim Ansarifard was praised by some supporters on social media for his performance in Saturday’s win over Queens Park Rangers. The 29-year-old scored the wining goal at Loftus Road to extend Nottingham Forest’s winning streak to two games and to bolster his own personal tally to two for the season.

Against QPR, Ansarifard racked up 64 minutes of playing time, made 19 touches, seven passes with 57% accuracy, whipped in one cross, won one aerial duel, had three shots which were all on target and drew two fouls. He’s been in and out of the team under Martin O’Neill this season but took his chance to impress over the weekend.

Ansarifard still has an uncertain future at the City Ground, however, due to his poor scoring form and lack of regular football. The Iranian international has racked up only 249 minutes of playing time, stretched out over 13 appearances since joining Forest on a free transfer in November. He vindicated his manager’s faith on Saturday, however, so he’s doing his bit to prove his worth.

The 29-year-old is one of many players who O’Neill will run the rule over this summer, so his performance against QPR won’t do his chances of staying any harm.

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