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Mark Warburton speaks out about the future of Nottingham Forest star

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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has praised youngster Ben Brereton, claiming he wants the striker at the City Ground for the long-term, reports the club’s official Twitter account.

Brereton broke onto the scene in early 2017, and has impressed for Forest in his little time with the first-team, scoring three-goals, including a memorable winner against Aston Villa in February.

The 17-year old’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed, Brereton spent the last week with England’s youth teams and Premier League club’s including Liverpool have shown interest in taking him away from the City Ground.

Speaking about Brereton, Warburton had high praise for his striker, before commenting on his future, he said: “I like players with flexibility and Brereton impressed on the right against Derby, but he can also play through the middle.

“We had good feedback on Ben from the England staff, he has impressed me and we want him to stay at Nottingham Forest long-term.”

Forest drew 2-2 with fierce rivals Derby County in their last league outing, and Warburton’s praise for Brereton in the aftermath of that game indicates the 17-year old will retain his place in the Forest side this weekend.

Warburton’s side face Preston North End on Saturday, where they will be looking to ease looming relegation fears, with the club currently 20th in the Sky Bet Championship and just one-point above the relegation zone.

Forest fans… Do you believe Brereton will remain with your club in the summer? Let us know in the comments!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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