Nottingham Forest forward David McGoldrick has pledged to repay the faith shown in him by manager Billy Davies by firing 15 goals this season.
The 22-year-old missed all of pre-season following shoulder surgery, but returned to action on Tuesday afternoon as the Reds reserve-team drew 1-1 with Rotherham at the City Ground.
Davies has backed the Nottingham-born player to make a big impact this season after a disappointing debut campaign following his arrival from Southampton last summer.
McGoldrick told the club's official website: "It was encouraging to hear his comments. It gives you a lift when you have a manager who believes in you like that.
"My aim now is to score 15 goals this season, to repay the faith he has in me. I want to respond to the backing he has shown.
"I do feel like I have a point to prove to Forest fans, but I believe I can score goals. You have to have belief in yourself, you have to back yourself."