Nottingham Forest starlet Billy Fewster has been sent back to Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe boss Jimmy Dean has been explaining why. The youngster originally joined the Iron in January and was supposed to stay there until the end of the season.
Things didn’t work out for Fewster during his time at Glanford Park. He made just two appearances and now Dean has been addressing the club’s decision during an interview with BBC Radio Humberside.
Fewster is a talented player. It perhaps speaks volumes that since returning to the City Ground he’s been utilised in training with the first team and Steve Cooper is a big fan.
Dean made his mind up after seeing him play for just 106 minutes. He opted to send him back to the Reds and has explained why he made that particular decision.
He told BBC Radio Humberside: “Yes, we decided after the Eastleigh game, we decided that it was the best for him.
“He’s obviously a very good footballer and a very talented boy. But we sent him back, it’s just where we are right now, it’s the decision we’ve taken.
“I’ve been very honest with the boy, with Forest and with his agent. I won’t give my reasons on air because it’s not fair on him but it’s just one that didn’t work out.
“He’s a 19-year-old boy and he’s been used to a different kind of football. Styles make fights and this is a real fight and I need people who will run through a brick wall for the football club.
Fewster sent back to Forest and Scunthorpe boss has explained why
This seems somewhat strange. Dean’s comments don’t really come across overly well when speaking about a young player and he appears to imply he wasn’t up for the fight.
Scunthorpe are staring down the barrel of another relegation. They could find themselves playing semi-professional football next season in the National League North and that seems unthinkable.
Forest will be disappointed that it’s not worked out for Fewster. He made his first-team debut for the club against Blackpool in the FA Cup and he’d have fancied playing some games in the National League.
What happens next remains to be seen. Fewster is craving regular action at 19-years-old and Forest must now decide what the future holds for the teenager.