By Aramide Oladipo
Nottingham Forest summer recruit Barrie McKay sent the club’s fans into a frenzy on social media following his impressive competitive debut on Friday night.
The 22-year-old made his home debut against Millwall in the opening match of the new Championship season and he scored a sensational long-range goal in the first-half.
The strike would turn out to be the winner as Forest secured a fourth successive opening day home victory in the Championship.
Forest supporters were quick to take to social media and express their delight at the winger’s performance and many believe that he could have a significant impact throughout the season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— shane (@fonforest) August 5, 2017
McKay Was Superb Last Night.Not Because Of His Goal But His Overall Game.#NFFC
— NFFC4EVER (@cookenffc) August 5, 2017
— Robby Benidorm (@Asoforest) August 5, 2017
One game in and I've already fell in love with Barrie McKay ????????????⚽️ #nffc
— George Townsend (@GTownsend07) August 5, 2017
I'm still buzzing about last nights result and I still over the moon about Barrie McKay's great strike welcome to the championship #NFFC
— Jake Whalin (@jakeleewhalin) August 5, 2017
— Callum Bath ⚽????????⭐⭐ (@thebubstar90) August 5, 2017
Barrie McKay is such a good signing for us. #nffc
— Joshua Judson (@JoshuaJudson) August 4, 2017
Barrie McKay for £500,000 is an absolute bargain in this transfer market, going to be a key player for us this year! #NFFC
— Maca Watkinson (@Maca_Watkinson) August 4, 2017
Barry McKay………game changer, rare skill, lucky #nffc
— shane (@fonforest) August 4, 2017
McKay signed for the Championship side from SPL giants Rangers for a reported fee of £500,000 and he has instantly made himself a fan favourite with his opening day performance.
The Scotsman enjoyed a decent campaign at Ibrox last season, contributing with six goals and 11 assists in all competitions.
The Forest fans will be hopeful that McKay can produce consistent performances which will see them improve on their disappointing campaign last season, where they only avoided relegation on the final day.
The Scotland international could feature in the EFL Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening at the City Ground.
In other Nottingham Forest news, a reliable journalist provided an update on Forest’s pursuit of this midfielder.