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Former Notts County manager Gary Brazil is the new director of Nottingham Forest Academy.

Brazil, 51, has been interim manager since Nick Marshall’s departure in February 2013, but will now take the job on a permanent basis.

As well as a brief spell at local rivals County, he has also taken charge of the youth academies at Doncaster Rovers and Fulham.

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Brazil will take charge of the Forest Academy

The appointment was announced two weeks after Brazil’s under-18 team suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Charlton Athletic in the FA Youth Cup, watched by club chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi.

In recent years the likes of Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson and current club captain Andy Reid have all come through the Nottingham Forest youth academy, and Brazil is keen to continue this record.

He said: “The hard work really starts now for me and for my staff. We have massive potential within the Academy and it is up to us now to realise that.

“Our aim is to provide players for Charlie McParland’s Under 21 group and ultimately send them on to feature in the first team for Billy Davies.

“It was great to see the chairman at the FA Youth Cup game on Friday night and I know that both he and the manager have a lot of support for the Academy.

“My role will change slightly as I’m now a permanent fixture at the football club. Hopefully we’ll make improvements in the coming months and we can really take the Academy forward.”

Nottingham Forest have also announced that Ishmael Miller will be loaned to Championship strugglers Yeovil for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old striker scored three goals in seven games for Gary Johnson’s side during a month-long loan last season, but has failed to establish himself in the first team at Forest.

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