Nottingham Forest under-23 assistant manager Dave Rogers has heaped praise on Tyrese Fornah.

The academy starlet penned a contract extension at the City Ground last night and will stay with the club until 2024.

Fornah has made four appearances for the Reds this season, although he’s waiting patiently for a proper chance in the first team.

Rogers has worked with the youngster a lot this season, with the midfielder often forming an integral part of the under-23 team.

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Fornah looks ready for the step up to Championship football but a loan could be set in place for him in January.

Last season, the former Brighton academy prospect went on loan to Plymouth.

He made 44 appearances in Ryan Lowe’s team and helped them achieve a respectable league position.

With that in mind, it was perhaps a surprise that he didn’t head out on loan once again this season.

When he didn’t, many supporters presumed that he’d form part of Chris Hughton’s plans but that never proved the case.

Instead, he’s been playing under-23 football and that does seem to be a waste to a certain extent.

Ryan Yates, Jack Colback, James Garner, Braian Ojeda and Cafu are all ahead of him in the pecking order right now and a temporary move away would be ideal.

What has Rogers said about Forest talent Fornah?

It’s fair to say that the assistant to Andy Reid is beaming with pride.

It must be one of the perks of the job seeing academy players that you nurture make the step up to become professional players.

Although Fornah was already a pro in a sense, this move by Forest suggests that he will form an important part of the club’s future.

That bodes well and this move had certainly gone down well with supporters – and Rogers!

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