Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence brought up 100 league appearances yesterday as the Reds defeated Swansea City 5-1 at the City Ground.

Following the game, the 21-year-old received praise on Instagram from Alex Mighten and Richie Laryea.

Spence has proved a revelation for the Reds during 2021/22. He arrived in August, with Forest beating the transfer deadline to sign him on loan for the season.

The right-back earned a place in the Team of the Year for his recent efforts and he’s made a mockery of Neil Warnock’s decision to loan him out.

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Forest are still in with a shout of an automatic promotion place, yet his parent club are relying on other results going their way to even get into the play-offs.

Spence has linked up superbly well with Brennan Johnson this season and the pair have proved a menace to many defences.

Forest will do their utmost to try and sign the youngster during the summer, although they could find that a struggle if they’re not promoted to the Premier League.

Spence has registered five assists and scored three goals during the current campaign, becoming an instant hit with the club’s fan base.

What have Laryea and Mighten said about Forest man Spence?

It’s clear that the right-back is a popular figure in the dressing room among the Forest squad.

After starring during his 100th league appearance yesterday, the Reds duo have sent messages of congratulations to Spence.

Forest would dearly love to keep the player this summer. Ultimately, however, that will be dependent on the division Forest find themselves in.

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Mighten enjoyed a decent cameo yesterday, scoring Forest’s fifth goal and he took time out to heap praise on Spence.

So too did Canada international Laryea. He looked lively when being introduced from the bench and he also took time out to praise the man in direct competition for his place.

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