Nottingham Forest progressed to the semi-finals of the Nottinghamshire Senior Cup last night with a 4-1 win over Selston.
The Reds sent an under-23 outfit to face the United Counties side and on a wet night, Forest prevailed in front of 941 supporters.
Forest raced out of the blocks and took the lead when Alex Gibson-Hammond capitalised on some lacklustre defending.
Selston had a glorious chance to equalise shortly after but Carl Moore saw his penalty saved by Nicky Hogarth.
They were made to pay shortly after when Lewis Salmon raced clear to fire an effort beyond goalkeeper Joe Fryatt.
The second half proved tricky for both sides with the pitch beginning to cut up and both sets of players beginning to tire.
Forest did find something to kill the game off though and it was that man Will Swan who stepped up once again.
He scored twice in the second half, either side of Jay Cooper pulling one back for the hosts, to send Forest into the last four.
Swan has been in sensational form this season. Last season he made two substitute appearances for the senior ranks last season and clearly, he’s hungry for more.
Forest starlet Swan could light up the City Ground
Swan has now scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and is shining under Andy Reid’s influence.
The Reds talent will be desperate to prove himself to Steve Cooper and perhaps he’s not a million miles away from the first team.
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He is proving himself as a lethal finisher and his intelligent work out of possession makes him akin to Lewis Grabban at times.
Swan didn’t cover himself in glory at Port Vale last season; although he didn’t really get much of a chance to impress in Darrell Clarke’s team.
The future looks bright for the 21-year-old and he looks capable of lighting up the City Ground.