Nottingham Forest Under-23s were held to a 2-2 by West Brom at Meadow Lane last night.

Forest held a two-goal lead at the interval after goals from Oliver Hammond and Will Swan.

Andy Reid’s team couldn’t hold on though and were put the sword by a striker who cost the Baggies £8 million.

Kenneth Zohore hasn’t been in a matchday squad for the senior ranks since August.

He has played for the under-23s in the last four fixtures and his future with the Baggies looks bleak.

Forest under-23 Zohore
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His goal after half-time left a young Forest side reeling, although the point proved a fair result in the end.

Jamie Andrews scored West Brom’s second goal from the penalty spot.

It’s now five games without a win in all competitions for the Reds at under-23 level.

This is Forest’s first season playing in the Premier League 2 having been upgraded to a category one academy status in the summer.

With that in mind, the league is likely to represent a tough step up and this season is all about getting used to the standard.

Forest are next in action when they face a long trip to play Norwich City on Friday night.

Experienced performer: Zohore too hot for Forest youngsters

There is absolutely no shame in dropping points to a team that boasts a player that cost £8 million.

He is down the pecking order at The Hawthorns and he could find himself offloaded in January.

Forest under-23 Zohore
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The reason he’s still at West Brom is likely to be down to his salary. He earns £16,500-a-week at the club and that won’t sit well with Championship clubs vying for a loan.

Reid picked a relatively young side to play at Meadow Lane last night and operating against Zohore proved a learning curve.

The youngsters will learn a lot from the experience and it should put them in good shape ahead of future endeavours.

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