Date: 18th June 2019 at 10:38am
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Tyrese Fornah could find himself in and around the Nottingham Forest first-team next season, with the Reds’ midfielder having been monitored by Martin O’Neill. Fornah joined from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018 and spent his debut season with the u23s.

The 19-year-old could have a bright future under the right guidance and Paul Taylor of Nottinghamshire Live believes he stands a chance of being in the senior squad at some point in 2019/20. He said in Friday’s webchat: “Another one to keep an eye out for is Tyrese Fornah. He’s a strong central midfielder who O’Neill has been keeping an eye on.

“If he is not involved in pre-season, he is another who will be pushing for an opportunity as the new season develops.” O’Neill has Ben Watson, Claudio Yacob, Ryan Yates and Adlene Guedioura to choose from in midfield, but the Reds may need to add at least one more player to the engine room.

Forest are trying to re-sign Jack Colback and have been looking at Harrison Reed, but there may be a void that Fornah can fill if he impresses in pre-season. Since being appointed manager, O’Neill has frequently watched the u23s and will be keeping tabs on which players are developing the best.

Youngsters are often rewarded with a place in the squad for pre-season for their form over the past 12 months, so Fornah will be hoping he’s done enough in 2018/19 to earn a spot.

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