Nottingham Forest have a proud history when it comes to academy players and Will Swan could be the next to emerge from the pool of talent.

The youngster has caught fire this season for the under-23s and he’s going great guns in Andy Reid’s team.

Swan did make two appearances for the senior ranks last season, stepping off the bench in defeats to Swansea and Reading.

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For the second half of 2020/21, he found himself on loan at Port Vale but he struggled to nail down a place in the team.

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The 21-year-old has some time on his side, although he is out of contract at Forest in the summer.

It does seem as though Swan is in the thoughts of Steve Cooper though. Today, he’s been spotted in first-team training.

The striker has fired in 10 goals this season for the Reds and he clearly knows where the back of the net is.

Swan has a natural instinct in and around the penalty area and perhaps he’s close to a first-team chance.

Lewis Grabban is currently out injured, leaving Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge to battle it out.

If one of the two main strikers picks up an injury in the meantime perhaps Swan is being primed for a proper chance.

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It certainly will be interesting to see if the youngster can get himself a Forest chance.

Swan has worked really hard during the current campaign and he’s been integral to Andy Reid’s under-23 team.

Naturally, the fan base will be happy to see Cooper including Swan. Now, tongues will wag over when he might be called upon.

The Forest head coach enjoys working and getting the best out of young talent.

With that in mind, perhaps Swan will be the next Reds starlet to benefit from the 41-year-old’s expertise.

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