Nottingham Forest target Rhian Brewster has been praised by former striker and Sheffield United coach Jack Lester.

The Reds boss Steve Cooper has been linked with a move for the ex-Liverpool man, according to TEAMtalk.

With Slavisa Jokanovic now departed and Paul Heckingbottom in charge, the striker could be handed a reprieve.

Brewster scored the opening goal as United defeated Bristol City on Sunday and he was largely impressive.

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It was the second time he has scored in the Championship this season and he’ll be keen to kick-start his campaign.

Cooper knows all about Brewster having worked with him twice previously in his career.

He spearheaded the England attack as they won the under-17 World Cup and then signed him in January of the 2019/20 campaign as Swansea reached the play-offs.

Forest will target a younger striker in January and a loan option does look more feasible given the current financial climate.

 

If they do sign Brewster, former striker Lester would certainly give his seal of approval.

He is now part of Heckingbottom’s backroom team at Bramall Lane and he’s been discussing the youngster.

Lester told United’s YouTube channel: “I’ve worked with him a bit already. The way he strikes the ball is lovely and he definitely can finish.

“It’ll just be helping him with coming into the box a little more unnoticed and little bits around his movement. His finishing is very good.”

Forest hopes of Brewster could be dwindling

It’s hard to see a situation right not where United let Brewster leave and even less likely on loan to a divisional rival.

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One glimmer of hope could be if the Blades decide to offload Brewster to allow Heckingbottom to strengthen his squad.

At 21, Brewster has bags of time on his side though and they’d arguably be foolish to let him leave.

Forest will have other options and they will continue to monitor Brewster with intrigue.

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