“The Heir of Van Basten”

JACK COLBACK has been dubbed ‘Van Basten’s heir’ after scoring a sensational volley for Nottingham Forest against West Brom last night.

With his side already leading 2-0 at halftime, Colback received a dinked pass from teammate Brennan Johnson.

Jack Colback brings home a sensational volley


Jack Colback brings home a sensational volleyCredit: Alamy
Marco van Basten scored an outrageous volley against the Soviet Union


Marco van Basten scored an outrageous volley against the Soviet UnionPhoto credit: Getty

As former newcastle Ace received the ball in such a wide position that everyone expected him to cross into the box.

Instead, he volleyed over goalkeeper David Button and into the back net for the first time.

The season contender’s goal sparked disbelief from fans, who expected it to be either one of the greatest strikes of all time or an incredible stroke of luck.

One wrote on social media: “Jack Colback is either the heir to Marco van Basten or an incredibly lucky boy.”

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A second commented: “If that’s what he meant then that’s the goal for the season WOW”

A third added: “Just look at that ginger Pirlo dirt.”

While a fourth joked: “Biggest achievement and hope since Papiss Cisse.”

After the game, Forest boss Steve Cooper said: “He said he meant business. Jack is not one to crave extra praise.


“He’s a bit of a throwback on that front, so I don’t argue with him.”

Goals from Johnson and Ryan Yates had put Forest in a superior position before Colback’s memorable effort.

Sam Surridge added another in stoppage time to seal a 4-0 win over Steve Bruce’s abysmal Baggies.

The overwhelming victory saw fifth-placed Forest cement their grip on a play-off position and improve Millwall by five points in seventh.

West Brom, meanwhile, dropped to 12th place.

Colback's strike compounded Steve Bruce's concerns


Colback’s strike compounded Steve Bruce’s concernsPhoto credit: Rex “The Heir of Van Basten”


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