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Nicklas Bendtner got the first taste of English Championship football at Birmingham City while he was on loan from Premier League giants Arsenal. The Danish striker had just joined the Gunners first team squad as a teenager and he needed to go out on loan to gain more experience as a regular starter.

Arsenal signed him from the FC Kobenhavn feeders team in 2004 and the player was in the Arsenal reserves for one year before his promotion to the first team squad in 2005. He left for Birmingham City on loan almost a year after his debut for the Arsenal first team.

Nicklas Bendtner played his first game for Birmingham City as a substitute for Stephen Clemence in a league game against Colchester United and he went on to score the winning goal during the said game. The Danish international played well during his stay at the St. Andrew's Stadium and his loan spell had to be extended from six months to a full season.

With the help of Arsenal loanee Nicklas Bendtner, Birmingham City secured promotion to the Premier League as runners-up. He scored 11 goals for the midlands club in the league to help the outfit to second place at the end of the season.

Nicklas Bendtner didn't play in the English Championship until 2016 when he signed for Nottingham Forest as a free agent. He became a free agent after German Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg cancelled the one year left on the three-year deal signed by the player upon joining the club in 2014.

At Nottingham Forest, Nicklas Bendtner scored just two goals in 17 appearances in all competitions before he left the club to sign for Rosenborg in the Norwegian top flight. His Nottingham Forest debut incidentally came in the EFL Cup clash with former club Arsenal in September 2016.

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