Nottingham Forest Under-23s thrashed West Brom 5-0 on their travels last night and Josh Powell managed to get 20 minutes from the bench.
The talented 17-year-old was in the squad after a number of international call-ups left Andy Reid with some gaps to fill.
Powell is a versatile performer. The left-footed player has been a regular with the under-18 ranks and has been called upon a few times by Reid.
Forest are flying high in Premier League 2 during their maiden campaign at an elite level. The Reds secured category one status for their academy prior to the season starting.
Reid has seen his team throw themselves into play-off contention with a string of impressive goalscoring displays.
Forest have seen plenty of players come of age this season in their under-23 ranks.
Ateef Konate, Will Swan, Julian Larsson, Oliver Hammond, Riley Harbottole and Fin Back are just a few performers playing out of their skin.
Powell is a little further behind in his development. He is a more frequent performer with the younger teams but last night will have been a great experience for him.
Versatile Powell is one to watch for Forest fans
The Reds performer looks like an exciting player. He has made 10 appearances for the under-18 ranks this season, registering two assists.
Perhaps more of an asset is Powell’s versatility. Already this season he’s played as a left-winger, left-back, defensive midfielder and as part of a strike force.
The teenager will surely be close to catching the eye of Steve Cooper with that level of versatility.
He’s known to prefer players who can play in a number of positions and in the coming years, Powell could make a serious impact at Forest.
The talented 17-year-old will have welcome the chance to get a run out for the first team at The Hawthorns.
Now, he’ll hope to become a regular with Reid’s under-23s and the future looks extremely bright on Trentside.