Nottingham Forest midfielder Braian Ojeda has told Paraguayan outlet Versus that he’s hoping to get a chance in the Premier League.

The Reds won promotion to the top flight for the first time in 23 years on Sunday – beating Huddersfield 1-0 at Wembley.

Ojeda was in attendance at the national stadium but unsurprisingly he wasn’t in the matchday squad chosen by Steve Cooper.

The summer signing barely featured during 2021/22, making just three appearances for the Reds.

Ojeda wants Premier League chance
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Question marks do hang over his future although at 21-years-old he was probably signed with one eye on the future.

Ojeda is defiant thought and he thinks he might be able to force his way into Cooper’s plans for next season.

He told Paraguayan outlet Versus: “Here in England it is very competitive. There is a lot of rivalry between the players. Mine was more adaption, I have not failed, rather it’s adaptation.

“They told me they do not want to rush me. It is the language, it’s complicated to come and play now.

“I am very happy here. Being one of the Paraguayans playing in the Premier League is a pride.

“I haven’t had time to talk to the coach yet but for me, it’s going to be important to stay and play in the Premier League. I’d like to stay here.”

Ojeda hoping for a Premier League chance but he may have to wait

The 21-year-old has shown flashes when he’s been called upon but he’s not featured since December.

That has led to a frustrating first season in England for the youngster and he will hope for better fortunes next season.

He is young though and perhaps he will make a decent squad option next term.

Forest will be able to name nine substitutes during 2021/22 and that offers Ojeda more of a chance to feature.

Ojeda hoping for Premier League chance
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There is also the sense that the Reds might not take the cup competitions quite so seriously during the next season, which again could open a window of opportunity.

Ojeda ticked all the boxes as a Dane Murphy signing.

He will hope that in the next 12 months he can perhaps come of age and stake a claim for a regular place in the first team.

From the off, however, he might have to continue settling for a peripheral part in the squad.

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