The Nottingham Forest academy graduate was handed his home league debut by Sabri Lamouchi on Saturday. 

Nottingham Forest academy graduate Alex Mighten has taken to Twitter with a heartfelt message following his side’s Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers at the City Ground on Saturday.

The 17-year-old winger was one of six academy graduates included in the matchday squad, along with Matty Cash, Joe Worrall, Michael Dawson, Ryan Yates and Tyler Walker.

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Mighten was introduced with around twenty minutes of normal time left to play. He replaced Huddersfield Town loanee Adama Diakhaby, who has flattered to deceive since arriving at the City Ground.

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Mighten looked lively in the short of amount of time he got on the pitch. There are numerous supporters calling for him to be given a chance from the start.

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In the end it was a frustrating afternoon for Forest as they were held to a goalless draw by Mark Warburton’s side, and, after the game, Mighten expressed his delight at making his home league debut.

A number of fans took the time to respond, congratulating him and insisting that it’ll be the ‘first of many’:

Mighten was impressive when he was given a chance in the starting line-up against Chelsea in the FA Cup in January.

Therefore, it’s slightly surprising he hasn’t been given many opportunities since then.

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Given how disappointing Diakhaby has been, it would make sense for Lamouchi to give Mighten more of a chance.

He’s already shown that he’s more than capable of holding his own in the Championship.

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