Nottingham Forest gem Alex Mighten finally has lift-off as a Sheffield Wednesday loanee. Last Friday, he scored his first goal as the Owls progressed in the FA Cup at Hillsborough.
The 21-year-old scored the game’s second goal in the 65th minute. Josh Windass had fired Wednesday in front during a dominant first-half for Darren Moore’s men.
The Owls were constantly on top of Morecambe. Mighten was handed a rare chance to impress in a more natural position on the left wing.
Mighten has found things tricky so far during his loan spell. He’s not only been struggling to hold down a place but he’s found goals and assists non-existent.
This was a timely return to form for the Forest man, however. He’s actually featured for the Reds this season, coming on as a substitute in the opening-day defeat to Newcastle.
Mighten was allowed out on loan once Forest got most of their squad sorted. In moving to Wednesday, he’s moved to a club that will be desperate to win promotion this season.
There is more to come from the talented forward. Consistency was always his issue at Forest and that will be something he’s keen to develop during his time in South Yorkshire.
Mighten has Wednesday lift-off
Not only has he now found the net for the Owls, but he also played exceptionally well during the clash.
Some player ratings from the local press will have made for intriguing reading from a Forest perspective.
The Yorkshire Post called his performance ‘outstanding’, whilst Yorkshire Live called his display, ‘an encouraging showing’.
Mighten has made eight appearances for Wednesday. It’s fair to say that supporters will have fancied seeing a bit more from him by now.
This first goal should give him confidence though. The challenge for Mighten now is to showcase it more often and avoid the flash-in-the-pan tag.
Moore is a renowned coach when it comes to giving youngsters a platform. As a result, the Forest gem might enjoy the perfect loan if he can kick on accordingly.