Nottingham Forest gem Connor Brown has penned a professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old has signed terms with the club for the very first time and it looks like an exciting time for the player.
Brown arrived at Forest from Lincoln in October 2021. He initially signed youth terms with the club but agreed on a professional deal to be signed once he turned 17.
The player was 17 last month but now he’s finally put pen to paper on a professional contract with the club and the future looks bright.
Brown has been with the under-18s this season. He spent his maiden campaign on Trentside playing regularly with the under-16s but has now made the step up.
The youngster has made seven appearances for Warren Joyce’s team during 2022/23. A large number of those have come from the bench but his time will come.
Now, the challenge for Brown is to continue on an upward trajectory. Clearly, he’s impressed certain people at Forest and he looks set to continue working his way through the youth ranks.
Brown has penned a professional contract with Forest
This is another positive step from Forest. It’s fair to say, however, that Brown is a bit of an unknown quantity within the youth ranks.
The versatile forward looks like a useful player. He is mobile, works the channels and is also capable of receiving the ball to feet.
When he’s featured for the Reds this season, he’s typically played as a centre-forward or as a number 10 and his versatility could be key.
Brown’s first challenge is clear. He will hope to start featuring in Joyce’s starting eleven on a more consistent basis at under-18 level.
After that, he will hope to play for the under-23s in their Premier League 2 campaign. From there, he should get the chance to showcase his talent to play at an even higher level.
Brown is the latest member of the academy to sign professional terms and it will be interesting to see how he progresses from here.