Nottingham Forest midfielder Tyrese Fornah has been praised for his performances on loan at Shrewsbury.
The youngster joined the club in January after falling down the pecking order under Steve Cooper.
Fornah spent time in League One last season; making 44 appearances as Ryan Lowe managed to get a tune out of him at Plymouth.
He was expected to make his mark on the Forest team this season but that never transpired.
Chris Hughton re-signed James Garner from Manchester United and a renaissance for Jack Colback didn’t help his chances either.
That saw him spend the first half of the season in the under-23 outfit and he captained Andy Reid’s team on several occasions.
Now, he’s turning out for a former Forest boss in Steve Cotterill and he’s been pleased with his progress.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I think he’s done okay.
“He had to build up, when you take someone in on loan the first thing is obviously the fitness. He’s a fantastic young man, 22-years-old, he’s fresh.
“There is a lot of learning that he needs to do, that he knows himself.
“He’s a very humble boy. I think he’s done well, probably more than okay.”
Fornah could make Forest impact next season
The youngster signed a new contract before joining Shrewsbury on loan until the end of the season.
With that in mind, the Reds starlet is clearly fancied by Cooper and he’s likely to get a chance at some point.
Fornah has all of the skills to be a competent Championship midfielder but as Cotterill says, there is still some learning to do.
He could get that chance at Forest next season. Garner will return to Manchester United and Colback isn’t getting any younger.
Cafu could leave, whilst it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to see Braian Ojeda possibly head out on loan somewhere.
That could see Fornah handed a chance to prove his worth and he looks like another academy talent set to flourish at Forest.