Nottingham Forest youngster Ateef Konate will be in the squad this afternoon to face Liverpool in the FA Cup.

The winger is a client of KDS and they have confirmed the news on their official Instagram account.

Konate is enjoying a decent season. He’s been a regular in Andy Reid’s Under-23 team and has also made three outings in the senior ranks.

The former Le Havre produce will now get another crack at being part of the first-team squad and is likely to be on the bench today.

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Forest face a thankless task on Trentside. Liverpool are one of the world’s top sides and reaching the semi-final won’t be easy for Steve Cooper’s team.

Konate typically operates on the right flank, although he has showcased versatility for the under-23s this season; playing on the left and the middle too.

The young performer will be hopeful of performing for the first team on a regular basis. He is out of contract in the summer and it seems likely that he’ll be handed fresh terms.

Forest have a manager who places faith in youth and naturally, he will hope to continue catching the eye of Steve Cooper in the future.

Konate will hope for another Forest chance

The 20-year-old does have plenty of time on his side and he will hope to be in contention for a cameo again tomorrow.

Forest can name nine substitutes in the FA Cup and five can be permitted to come off the bench.

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That gives Konate a huge chance to get on the pitch and he will be desperate for an opportunity to shine against Liverpool.

It has to be said that it won’t be the end of the world if Konate is overlooked for a cameo tomorrow.

Time is firmly on his side and there is genuine hope that he can star for Forest in the years to come.

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