Nottingham Forest talent Jayden Richardson has told Nottinghamshire Live that making his debut for the club was a dream come true.
The Reds defender has played in two Carabao Cup games and been introduced as a substitute in two Championship games this season.
Last week, he joined National League outfit Notts County on loan for a month.
On Saturday he made his debut during a 4-1 win over Southend and helped himself to an assist.
It has to be said that Richardson should look a cut above the top tier of non-league football.
He has spent the last two seasons on loan in League Two with Exeter and Forest Green, performing well at both clubs.
Following his loan switch, Richardson has been discussing what it felt like to make his mark at Forest.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “That was a dream come true.
“I’ve been at Forest for over 10 years now, so to make my debut for them was just…no words can describe it.
“It was the best feeling to come on the pitch for them.”
Richardson will spend the Christmas period with Notts and then discuss his future further with Forest.
Exciting: Forest should give Richardson a chance
The 21-year-old is out of contract in the summer and he’s perhaps deserving of an extension.
Djed Spence is only on loan, whilst Mohamed Drager could leave in January to leave Forest short of right-back options.
That could see a door swing open for Richardson and some strong Notts displays could impress Steve Cooper.
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The ball is really in Richardson’s court now and he knows he needs to shine in order to earn an opportunity.
It would be a shame to see Richardson leave before earning a proper chance, having been with the academy for ages.
Given his contract situation though it looks set to be an interesting few months for the youngster.