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.
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.
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.