Nottingham Forest talent Alex Mighten enjoyed a memorable afternoon yesterday for England Under-19s.

The Three Lions youngsters sent out a real statement of intent by defeating Arsenal’s under-23s 6-1 at St George’s Park.

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Mighten scored during the game and afterwards he earned some praise on Instagram from Liverpool gem Harvey Elliott.

The 17-year-old assisted Mighten during the contest and the pair have struck up a decent understanding.

After the game, the duo enjoyed an embrace on social media.

Mighten is enjoying a decent campaign during 2020/21 and the challenge next season will be to play more often.

Chris Hughton has used him sparingly during the current season as the youngster gets to grips with the Championship.

He did play in the 1-1 draw with Brentford last time out and did exceptionally well.

In 16 outings for the Reds he has scored twice and registered one assist.

His two goals came in the 1-1 draw at Millwall and during a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Supporters have been crying out for him to be used more frequently by Hughton and he is an exciting option.

As survival edges closer for Forest there could become a time when Hughton does utilise his young talent regularly.

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With Joe Lolley injured and Sammy Ameobi struggling for consistency, the likelihood of that is certainly high.

Mighten’s time will come though. His form for England’s young guns will only enhance such a notion and supporters shouldn’t have to wait long.

The Forest squad should look a lot different next season, with extra emphasis likely to be placed on youth.

As a result, that could bode very well for the likes of Mighten.

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