Nottingham Forest star Ryan Yates has heaped praise on Gustavo Scarpa during a recent interview with the club. The Brazilian forward signed for the Reds on a free transfer during the January transfer window, ending months of speculation.

The man who rose through the ranks with the academy has been discussing Scarpa during an interview with the On and Off the Pitch podcast.

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Yates is working his way back to full fitness at the moment. He started the game against Newcastle but was withdrawn in the second half with a shoulder problem and he will hope to be fit for Saturday’s game against Wolves.

The 25-year-old is the vice-captain this season. He has worn the armband on several occasions, with Joe Worrall often being viewed as a backup option by Steve Cooper during the 2022/23 campaign.

Scarpa looked okay when called upon when he first arrived at the City Ground. He has found game time hard to come by of late, however, and Cooper must decide where he sees him featuring in his plans.

Yates has been impressed with the new arrival though. He’s heaped praise on Scarpa during his latest chat in front of the camera and he’s settling in well.

The academy graduate told the On and Off the Podcast: “Honestly (Gustavo) Scarpa has come to the club and he’s just been a breath of fresh air. He’s given us a new outlook. He’s always got the Rubix cube in his hand and he’s always available for a chat.”

Yates has heaped praise on Scarpa

It’s nice of the midfielder to praise his teammate. He’s not found it easy to shine on the pitch just yet at Forest and he will be craving his first goal in the Garibaldi.

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There is no reason why that cannot come this season though. He gets himself into some nice areas and perhaps more crucially he’s not afraid to shoot when he gets into space.

At 29-years-old, Forest have landed Scarpa at a time when he should be in his prime. As a result, he won’t be fazed by a mediocre start and he should come good is he’s given a run in the team.

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