Former Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton added another string to his bow last night, making his debut for Chile against Argentina.

He entered the fray with 13 minutes of the contest remaining, replacing Carlos Palacios.

Chile trailed at half-time but Eduardo Vargas ensured a share of the spoils for the Chilean outfit.

Brereton qualifies for Chile through his mum who was born in the nation.

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Ex-Forest star Brereton came on as a late substitute last night; Photo; MAURO PIMENTEL; AFP

The 22-year-old entered the action wearing the number 22 shirt with the words ‘Brereton Diaz’ on the back – much to the amusement of supporters.

Chile will also come up against Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay in the competition, with Brereton hopeful of more opportunities.

The Blackburn player did quite well. The man signed for ยฃ7 million from Forest looked physically strong and didn’t look out of his depth.

Brereton earned the call-up based on his best season to date at Ewood Park.

He found the net seven times and also registered five assists as Rovers briefly flirted with the play-off places.

 

The former Reds starlet has found a new home playing on the left-flank. He featured there 25 times during 2020/21 and often looked lively.

Brereton played in both games as Rovers slipped to two slender 1-0 defeats to Forest during the campaign.

Forest fans react to Brereton efforts

Some fans will naturally wonder whether or not the Reds are set for a windfall following his international debut.

Forest let Brereton go despite him boasting potential in abundance.

Some supporters weren’t happy at the time, although it’s fair to say it has proved to be a good deal for Forest.

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Brereton left Forest for ยฃ7 million; Photo; MAURO PIMENTEL; AFP

Following his performance last night for his new international outfit, Forest supporters have taken to Twitter.

Many are perplexed at him playing for Chile and did find it amusing how the word Diaz was added to his surname.

Here we looked at what supporters were saying about Brereton’s debut in the Copa America.

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