Date: 12th February 2019 at 8:30am
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With Nottingham Forest youngster and Academy graduate Ryan Yates making his full Championship debut for the club in last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Brentford at the City Ground, not only has the lad come in for praise from fans, but Academy manager and soon to be off-pitch legend Gary Brazil has also taken some love.

New manager, Martin O’Neill, leant on the 21-year-old and put him straight in the starting lineup for the game and although the youngster had made his debut earlier in the season in the EFL Cup, and come on as an 84th minute substitute in the match against Reading, this was his first full 90 minutes for the side.

And he impressed plenty as he took more steps towards being yet another youngster our Academy, under the charge of Gary (part-time regular caretaker manager) Brazil. Not only do fans love the man for his efforts stepping up during managerial departures and a few believing he should’ve taken the role on fulltime in the past, the number of players to make the transition in recent years is a testament to the man.

Both should be proud!

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