The Nottingham Forest academy has produced some fine players in recent memory.

The conveyor belt is showing no signs of slowing down and the future looks bright.

Academy Director Gary Brazil has done some sterling work with Forest’s next generation of stars and the club has reaped the rewards.

News of another accolade for a future star emerged today.

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Four Four Two magazine have named Forest winger Arvin Appiah as one of the 50 most exciting teenagers in English football.

Appiah recently signing a new long-term contract with the club, as confirmed on the official website.

The 18-year-old has been with Forest since the age of nine.

Former boss Aitor Karanka offered him first-team opportunities albeit small ones.

He netted a goal on his first-team debut in the EFL Cup defeat against Burton, before making his league debut against Leeds United.

The challenge for Appiah now is to pin down a regular spot in Martin O’Neill’s team.

Ryan Yates recently broke into the team and that must have given Appiah, who is training with the first-team regularly, some inspiration.


Appiah’s latest recognition highlights the quality which he possesses.

The Forest man is on the list with some esteemed company. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ryan Sessegnon and Phil Foden all feature in the top 50.

The Reds supporters buzz over their own graduates playing frequently in the first-team.

With Yates now undroppable, it looks like Appiah will be next.

All he needs now is an opportunity.

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