Nottingham Forest have announced on their official website that young defender Riley Harbottle has signed a professional contract with the club.
The teenage defender has been impressing for the Reds’ youth set up for some time now and has been handed the reward by the club in another positive step which looks to secure exciting first team prospects at the City Ground.
This year is Harbottle’s first year as a scholar with the club and the professional deal is a big show of faith by manager Mark Warburton in the youngster’s talents.
Forest have a rich history of bringing through top young players over the last two decades, with the likes of Ben Osborn, Matty Cash, and Oliver Burke all coming through the youth ranks in very recent times and going on to make first team bows.
Harbottle will be hoping to continue to impress and will know he will be given the chance to impress should Warburton call upon him during the season.
Forest fans, what do you think? How much do you know of Harbottle? Let us know in the comments!