Northern Irish youngster Jamie McDonnell has become the latest Nottingham Forest youngster to put pen-to-paper on a professional deal.

The 17-year-old has made a big impact since checking in at the City Ground from Glentoran at the start of the season.

McDonnell has been playing regularly with the under-18 ranks this season, excelling in Gareth Holmes’ team.

The youngster is in fine form and clearly Forest have been keen to tie him down to a contract quickly.

Holmes has been impressed with him this season and sung his praises on the club’s official website.

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He said: “Jamie has integrated into the club really well coming from Northern Ireland. He excels in the defensive side of the game, he is a born winner and very competitive which brings great energy.”

Following news of his signing, supporters have been quick to rave about the youngster too.

Supporters are proud of the club’s academy and tying any youngster down to a new deal

McDonnell is clearly fancied by the coaching staff has someone who can make the grad and supporters seem excited.

Here is what the fan base has been saying on Twitter regarding the latest news.

 
 
 

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