The City Ground will be hoping to see Chris Wood find the net in the coming weeks. (Photo Credit: Maddie Osborn).

Nottingham Forest’s latest new signing Chris Wood made his debut for the club against on Bournemouth on Saturday.

Wood started and played the first 75 minutes before he was substituted by Sam Surridge, who went on to score the equalizer for Forest in the 82nd minute to secure the draw.

The move has seen the striker join the club on loan for the rest of the season and it also includes an option to make the move permanent for a reported £15 million.

Forest have seen an upturn in results since they returned to action after the World Cup where since losing away at Manchester United in their first league match back they have taken two wins and two draws from the following four league matches.

This has propelled them up to 13th place while despite going out in the FA Cup third round they have reached the League Cup semi-final, again against Man United, with the first leg of the tie due to take place this Wednesday.

However, despite the improved run, scoring goals remains a problem and they’ve only hit the back of the net in six times in five league matches – in total they’ve scored 16 league goals , with Wolves being the only team with less.

The team has also been left short of strikers after their joint league top-scorer, Taiwo Awoniyi, was recently ruled out with injury and could be out for seven-to-eight weeks.

So who is the new signing Chris Wood and what qualities does he bring to the team?

Hailing from New Zealand, the 31 year old has arrived at Forest from high-flying Newcastle United – a club he signed for last January for £25 million.

With a height of 1m 91cm he’s very strong in the air and has a similar style of play to that of former England striker Andy Carroll.

He has played in 18 Premier League games for Newcastle this season but has only started on four occasions and only scored twice – yet previous to this he has a proven track record of being successful in the league having found the net 49 times in four and a half seasons at Burnley where he scored at least 10 times in each of his four full seasons there.

His ability and experience could therefore prove important for Forest who remain only four points above the relegation zone with four months and 18 games still remaining in the season.

Can Chris Wood have a big impact at the club? Forest fans will certainly hope so.