Nottingham Forest Under-18s secured bragging rights over Derby County as they won the ‘Mini-Derby’ 2-0 at the Moor Farm Training ground.

The Reds pencilled in this re-arranged fixture, with the first game being cancelled a few weeks ago.

Forest were brilliant throughout the contest and took home the spoils thanks to a brace from Jack Nadin.

The talented 17-year-old has now scored three goals this season and he’s also made the step up to Under-21 action.

Forest Derby bragging rights
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Nadin endured a rough end to the 2021/22 campaign.

He was stretchered off after 44 minutes of the FA Youth Cup semi-final victory over Chelsea and only made the bench for the final.

He did enjoy a good campaign though and caught the eye with a number of good displays in a few different positions.

Last night, Derby had no answer to his brilliance.

He scored a wonderful free-kick after Rams goalkeeper Jack Thompson had been dismissed for handling outside the area.

He wrapped the game up in the 80th minute with a decent-headed goal from close range.

Forest now face West Ham at the weekend and Warren Joyce will hope his team can claim another big three points.

Forest claim bragging right over Derby and Nadin was brilliant

It must have been torture for Nadin last season.

He was forced to watch on as his teammates played in the FA Youth Cup Final at Old Trafford.

Injury meant he was only on the bench and he was unused as Manchester United won the competition.

Nadin had been integral in the team reaching the final and he’d have hated not being involved.

Forest Derby bragging rights
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Now, he’s hitting all the right notes once again.

Forest are extremely lucky to have Nadin and he looks like one player who could certainly make the step up in a few years.

He can operate in a number of positions and wherever he’s called upon, he works tirelessly.

Nadin is one to keep an eye on at Forest and he could be set for City Ground stardom in th years to come.

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