Nottingham Forest youngster Billy Fewster has made a surprise move to Scunthorpe United on loan. The Reds midfielder made his first-team debut last month against Blackpool in the FA Cup as Forest exited the competition.

Fewster has been in fine form for the club’s under-21s. They’re busy climbing the Premier League 2 table and the versatile maestro has been a regular in the team during 2022/23.

Now, he will embark on a tough challenge for the remainder of this season. Scunthorpe are in turmoil and currently sit second from bottom of the National League and seem set for a second successive relegation.

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Fewster’s arrival should help their fortunes. Former Ilkeston Town chairman David Hilton recently purchased the club and this will prove a popular loan signing made by the new owner.

The 19-year-old is facing an intriguing few months. He will be out of contract during the summer and as of yet, the Reds haven’t been forthcoming with an offer to extend his deal.

If he shines in the National League, that could leave Forest vulnerable. The player would likely welcome the chance to stay but he is free to walk away from the City Ground in a few months.

Fewster makes surprise move to Scunthorpe

The Iron are currently five points from safety in the National League. With just 17 games remaining they need to get some wins quickly if they’re to avoid relegation to the National League North.

Fewster should add some youthful exuberance to the squad. He is a good passer of the ball and can operate in defensive or attacking roles.

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The talented teenager will face a real baptism of fire as he embarks on senior football for the first time over the next couple of months.

Fewster was signed by Forest from Leeds and he’s done really well for the club’s academy since he checked in.

Forest fans will watch intently at Scunthorpe’s fortunes and if he helps them avoid relegation, his stock will continue to rise.

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