Nottingham Forest talent Alex Mighten is currently on loan with Sheffield Wednesday. Last night he got another chance to shine in the Papa John’s Trophy against Burton Albion at Hillsborough.

The Owls were humbled 3-2 by the lowly Brewers on home soil. Now, they must hope that Leicester City under-21s beat Bradford next month in order to progress to the last 32.

Mighten got the nod to start on the right wing. He couldn’t help Wednesday claim a big win in the competition, however, with Wednesday boss Darren Moore playing a strong team.

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The youngster badly needed a loan away from Forest. He was often in the squad under Steve Cooper last season but was restricted to substitute appearances.

His performance was analysed after the game last night. Yorkshire Live posted a player ratings piece and gave Mighten a 6/10 for his performance.

They said on his display: “Flitted in and out of the contest. His touch and decision-making repeatedly let him down in the final third. A super driving run from the Nottingham Forest loanee to open up the space for (Callum) Paterson to restore parity.”

Mighten will spend the rest of the 2022/23 campaign with Wednesday. Whether he gets the opportunity to make an impact with Forest will likely depend on what league the Reds are in next season.

Mighten on loan at Wednesday and a familiar trait is emerging

The winger will clearly reap the benefits of playing regularly for Wednesday. He should get plenty of game time and he will play in front of sizeable crowds at Hillsborough.

It does seem that it’s becoming crystal clear, however, where Mighten must start to improve. Flirting in and out of games is something that Mighten has been accustomed to.

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As a youngster, this isn’t particularly a major concern. He will need to learn quickly though, especially if he wants to send out a message to Forest that he can become a regular at the top level.

Mighten is still finding his feet at Wednesday. Ultimately, he did also win a bit of praise for last night but the more he starts impacting games the better he will become.

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