Ryan Yates has heaped praise on Nottingham Forest newcomer Braian Ojeda during an interview with Nottinghamshire Live.

The Paraguayan was in the matchday squad for the first time on Sunday having signed from Olimpia during the transfer window.

Ojeda has slowly been building up his fitness and recently played for the under-23s during a 1-1 draw against Burnley.

Forest were beaten 4-0 by Fulham at the City Ground on Sunday and as a result, the youngster was left on the bench.

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He will hope to be back involved when the Reds travel south to face QPR on Friday night at the Kiyan Price Foundation Stadium.

Yates thinks supporters will love seeing Ojeda in action and has backed him to be a roaring City Ground success.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: “He’s a really, really good player. He’s been really bright in training and gives us something a little bit different.

“You can just tell straight away from the first session, he’s very intense, and he wants to learn – you can’t really ask for more than that.

“He’s still quite young and it will take him time to adapt. It just shows the ambition of the club, going out and buying a young, hungry player who is desperate for the shirt.”

Ojeda looks like an exciting Forest signing

It will certainly be nice to see the South American midfielder make his debut in the near future. All of the talk seems positive and he could prove to be a useful piece of business by the club.

CEO Dane Murphy was a big admirer of Ojeda and it’s thought that he was instrumental in getting him over the line at the City Ground.

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Ojeda does have some experience of playing men’s football; although he will need to prove himself in the English game.

Forest have several options in midfield. Jack Colback has recently come in to play alongside Yates, with James Garner also an option on loan from Manchester United.

The Reds also have Cafu and Tyrese Fornah; with Oliver Hammond a little further down the pecking order.

The future looks bright for Forest in the middle of the park. With that in mind, Ojeda could be the man to pull the strings for a good few years.

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