Ivan Toney made a perfect return from an eight-month ban as he netted a goal in Brentford’s five-goal thriller against Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s Premier League game.
The striker, banned from football since May for breaching betting rules, was back on the scoresheet for the first time in 267 days.
Named captain for the day, Toney struck with an audacious free-kick to cancel out Danilo’s opener for Forest and thrust himself back into the spotlight for the right reasons.
Ben Mee headed Brentford in front but Chris Wood equalised before Toney’s strike partner Neal Maupay found the net as Brentford celebrated their talisman’s comeback with a much-needed win after five successive Premier League defeats.
It ended a run of one win in eight points for Brentford, who climbed above their opponents into