Nottingham Forest failed to keep pace with the promotion pack as they could only draw with QPR on Saturday, but the substitute appearance of Alex Mighten is cause for optimism.
Indeed, it’s not hard to imagine supporters having faith in the club’s academy and they certainly have reason to feel excited about the future due to the number of prospects that have been produced over the years, with Joe Worrall and Ryan Yates examples of players who have made it to the first team. Mighten is only 17 but he too seems to have trust from Sabri Lamouchi, although the left winger couldn’t influence the game in Forest’s favour at the weekend.
Despite that, the youngster was clearly delighted at being able to make his first appearance at the City Ground and he expressed his joy on Twitter after the match.
— Alex Mighten (@AlexMighten10) February 23, 2020
Fans have been encouraging in their responses to Mighten, with a number suggesting he should get more minutes from now until the end of the season, even though the stakes are very high currently.
Below are a few of the kind words that have been sent to the wide player.
You’ll come across easier opponents than Angel Rangel mate. A bit of a baptism of fire that one- you can hold your head up high though.
— Davo M (@davo261088) February 23, 2020
Well done Alex, look forward to seeing you playing again soon 👍
— Chris (@88RedC) February 23, 2020
You are our future Alex we have a great academy and I / we are excited to see a lot more
— iamunique (@trevorunique) February 23, 2020
you should be starting
mate. u redss
— Billy Bongo (@Billy_bongOD) February 23, 2020
— aidan (@nffcaidan_) February 23, 2020
Thought you were excellent. And you were fouled – we were yards away in the Trent End Lower.
— Kevin Marriott (@kjmarriott57) February 23, 2020
Are you excited to see Mighten and other Forest youngsters develop over the next few months and years? Tell us what you thought of his performance against the QPR!
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