In recent years, Nottingham Forest have helped to develop a number of exciting talents from their youth academy.
The likes of Matty Cash, Joe Worrall and Ryan Yates have all gone on to play on a regular basis for the Reds this season after initially being given the chance to impress by former managers.
Whilst the Reds will be looking to achieve promotion to the Championship in May, it will be intriguing to see whether current boss Sabri Lamouchi opts to offer game-time to some of the club’s most exciting young prospects over the coming months.
Keeping this in mind, here are two emerging Forest talents who we believe could potentially save the club millions of pounds in the future…
Handed his debut by Lamouchi earlier this season during the club’s clash with West Bromwich Albion, Brennan Johnson has gone on to make five further appearances for Forest in all competitions.
Capable of operating as an attacking midfielder as well as a centre-forward, the 18-year-old has illustrated glimpses of his undoubted talent for the Reds.
Already capped by Wales at Under-21 level, Johnson will be determined to force his way into Forest’s starting eleven in the not too distant future by impressing Lamouchi in training.
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Providing that Johnson is able to deliver the goods on a consistent basis for the Reds’ senior side, he could end up saving the club a great deal of money.
After producing an impressive display against Chelsea in the FA Cup in January, Alex Mighten was given his first taste of Championship football earlier this month in Forest’s showdown with Queens Park Rangers.
Although the winger was unable to inspire his side to victory during this particular clash, he did show some real signs of promise at the City Ground.
Whilst Mighten may have to wait for his opportunity to prove himself on a regular basis to Lamouchi due to the presence of Sammy Ameobi, Joe Lolley and Adama Diakhaby, there is no reason why he cannot become a key player for Forest in the future.
If the winger is able to take the second-tier by storm, the Reds may not necessarily need to bolster their attacking options in the summer transfer window.