Tyrese Fornah has largely been impressive for Plymouth Argyle during the current campaign – but on Saturday the on-loan Nottingham Forest man had an afternoon to forget.
The Pilgrims drew 1-1 with Burton Albion and the young midfielder started once again in the middle of the park.
Tipped as someone who can step up to play first-team football at the City Ground, the midfield maestro highlighted that he’s still a work in progress.
Fornah has risen through the academy ranks at Forest. He made his first-team debut as a very late substitute during a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in last season’s FA Cup.
Following the game, the midfielder came in for some criticism from the Plymouth Herald who gave him a 5/10 for his performance.
The piece wrote: “Not sharp enough when in possession of the ball and almost gifted Burton a goal in the first half when he was put under pressure.
“He was later substituted in the second half after a lax piece of play which infuriated Ryan Lowe.”
Plymouth are in 16th place in League One but are safe from relegation during their maiden campaign in League One.
With five games remaining, Fornah will be hoping to continue in the side and keep picking up vital minutes.
Will Fornah earn Forest chance next season?
At 21, the player will hold ambitions of breaking into Chris Hughton’s first-team at the City Ground.
His performance on Saturday clearly highlighted that he’s still learning and as always with talented youngsters, mistakes will happen.
That doesn’t make him a bad player though and this season has been a success on the whole.
He’s managed to play 41 games in a team that likes to try and play and that should do him good ahead of a return to Forest.
At this stage, it’s not clear on whether he’ll feature next season – although a chance in pre-season looks likely.
James Garner will return to Manchester United, whilst Samba Sow is likely to be released.
That will leave Ryan Yates, Cafu and the out of favour duo Jack Colback and Harry Arter as the team’s midfield options.
Hughton will probably fancy signing a midfielder but if he can’t get one, he might just hand Fornah the chance to shine instead.