Nottingham Forest have been handed a massive boost regarding midfielder Braian Ojeda.

The Reds landed the youngster from Olimpia during the summer transfer window. He was on international duty when he signed though and that delayed his arrival in Nottingham.

With another international break upon us after Saturday’s game with Birmingham, some fans were anxious over Ojeda.

Forest fans can stop worrying though as the 21-year-old has been left out of the latest Paraguay squad.

Olimpia v Internacional - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021
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Eduardo Berizzo has opted against calling up the Forest newcomer for games against Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

Paraguay have some work to do if they are to reach the World Cup in Qatar next year.

They currently sit sixth in the qualifying group, with the top four progressing to the tournament next summer.

Ojeda won’t be helping his country next month though and that bodes well for Forest.

Steve Cooper will hope to have the youngster in his squad in the coming months and a fortnight’s worth of training could be massive.

The Paraguayan spent 2019/20 on loan with Defensa in Argentina. He made 12 appearances for the club and does have some experience in men’s football.

Playing in England will represent a new challenge, however, and he will now hope to get up to speed quickly.

Ojeda omission bodes well for Forest and Cooper

It’s fair to say that Forest could welcome a different option in midfield.

Ryan Yates and James Garner have started the last few games together and right now, who knows whether that partnership will flourish.

Olimpia v Flamengo - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021
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Cafu has barely made a matchday squad, whilst it’s unlikely Cooper will hand Jack Colback a starring role in his team.

Ojeda could be the spark that Forest are lacking in midfield and he now has a real chance to impress Cooper.

An under-23 outing might be in the offing in the coming weeks and supporters will hope it’s not long before he’s strutting his stuff on Trentside.

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