Nottingham Forest have a proud history when it comes to nurturing young talent, with the academy constantly producing the goods.

Gary Brazil does a tremendous job along with his coaching staff of making sure the club is well-stocked with promising talent.

Brennan Johnson, Tyrese Fornah and Marcus McGuane are all currently out on loan, enjoying game time in the Football League.

The trio will hold ambitions of making the step up to the first-team picture and more will hope to follow.

Here at Nottingham Forest News, we had a look at three academy stars who could be the next players off the ever-running conveyor belt of talent.

Ateef Konate

The French midfielder arrived at the City Ground during the summer and is already making an impact with the under-23 team.

A 19-year-old, he checked in at Forest from Le Havre where he had spent the last two seasons.

 

Chris Hughton is blessed with lots of midfield options but Konate might just have something a little bit different.

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Will Swan

The 20-year-old has really come of age this season and is currently the top goalscorer at under-23 level.

Swan has already fired eight goals this season and has proved himself a key member of Andy Reid’s teams.

The striker might be closer to a first-team call-up than he thinks.

With Lewis Grabban currently injured, another fitness concern could see him get the nod from Hughton.

Yassine En-Neyah

The versatile midfielder signed for Forest from Irish side Corduff in 2017 and has worked his way through the youth levels since arriving.

En-Neyah has Moroccan heritage and made his first-team debut as a substitute during a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in the FA Cup last season.

The youngster is capable of playing at either tip of a diamond formation and could become a useful asset to the club in the future.

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