Majewski's talent is scary and now's he's getting some luck
HIS view point may have changed, now that he is playing at left back rather than alongside him in midfield, but a little distance has not stopped Chris Cohen from appreciating the talents of Radi Majewski.
While solid team performances have provided the foundations for Billy Davies' flying start to his second spell as manager, there has also been a starring role for the little Pole.
Having bagged a hat-trick against Huddersfield six days ago, Majewski followed up with another virtuoso display, which could have seen him bag another treble, at the Valley.
This time, he may have ended the game with only one goal to his name, but it was a vital one nevertheless, as he set Forest on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in south-east London, to help them maintain the momentum they have built since the Scotsman's return.
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And, while Majewski's re-emergence as an integral, goal-scoring figure for the Reds may have come as a welcome surprise to some, it has not to Cohen, or to the rest of the Forest dressing room.
"I think he had eight or nine shots against Bolton and I spoke to my mum and my family who had been at the game and we were talking about how he just needs that little bit of luck," said Cohen.
"It was not luck that has got him his goals in his last two games, but things are coming together for him. With the talent he has got, with the ability he shows in training, it is just scary at times.
"He is keeping some very good players out of the side, people like Lewis (McGugan) – which is no mean feat, because Lewis is an amazing player as well.
"If he can get one, he can go on a run, we always thought that. Hopefully that is what he is doing now.
"We have traditionally always had one player who goes on a scoring run between now and the end of the season. Previously, it would often be Lewis.
"Hopefully Lewis can do it as well, again. But also this might be Radi's time to come in and score some more goals, because he is capable of that."
While he is happy to praise the talents of Majewski, Cohen takes a more cautious stance when it comes to the prospects of the team as a whole.
Their revival under Davies has seen them close the gap between themselves and the top six to just four points, albeit with some of their rivals still holding a game in hand on them.
But Cohen insists all Forest will do is look to maintain their current performance levels when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday this coming weekend – and look no further beyond.
"It was a fantastic end to the first week of matches under the new manager. But it is only a week and we have a lot of hard work still to do," he said."Against ten men it can be difficult, but I thought we were excellent even before they had the man sent off.
"If we can produce performances like that all season, we have a chance of doing something still. But it is only three games and there is a lot of hard work still to do.
"I have said in interviews since he came back that he knows what he wants from you. It is completely black and white, there are no grey areas, he tells you exactly what he wants He is demanding, but he tells you how you can do the things he wants from you.
"He knows he has got a winning formula as a manager and we know he has got a winning formula as a manager.
"This week has been a great week – but it is only one week and we have to carry it on over the next few months."
Cohen does concede that confidence has been buoyed by their recent upturn in form.
"Obviously, we know we are not too far away, but there are a lot of teams aiming for that same spot in the top six," he said."Middlesbrough are the team everyone feels that they could catch, but there were a lot of teams thinking that.
"One team does come out of the pack every season. We have a new manager, a winning manager – and if we can get on a little run, you never know.
"But we are very humble at the same time. We picked up a good win against a side with ten men this weekend and we have had a very good week. But it is only one week.
"We have to make sure we set the same standards for the rest of next week, in the week after that and so on."
If the rest of the team can continue to match Majewski's form, then anything is possible.