Nottingham Forest gem Dale Taylor shone in a 2-1 win for Burton Albion over Barnsley on Good Friday. The teenager scored his team’s second goal, with the Brewers now edging closer to League One safety.

This was a remarkable win for Burton. Barnsley arrived at the Pirelli Stadium in fine form but they were outmuscled by a Burton side who deserved their win on the day.

Forest Taylor
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After the game, Taylor earned himself some praise from the local media. He scored his fifth goal of the campaign with a second-half effort and the supporters are delighted with his progress.

The 19-year-old is a burgeoning talent and he’s really looking every inch like a player who can make the grade at Forest. He’s progressed nicely through the youth ranks and is now enjoying men’s football.

Taylor was signed by Forest from Linfield. He’s one of a host of players to come over from Northern Ireland and link up with the Forest academy ranks, with the hope of making it in England.

After the game on Friday, Taylor was called ‘brilliant’ by Stoke-on-Trent Live. He bagged himself another goal and this was arguably his most important to date for Burton.

Forest gem Taylor shone in Burton Albion win

It looks as though the Reds have got themselves a really exciting player with Taylor. He has stepped up arguably better than anticipated and he’s scoring goals in the men’s game.

If Forest are relegated this season, Taylor could well earn a shot in the senior team. The Reds will look to add some firepower ahead of next season but Taylor would likely get a chance.

Forest Taylor
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The youngster featured prominently during pre-season ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. He then spent the first half of the campaign playing Premier League 2 football with the under-21s.

Now, however, he’s growing as a player with Burton Albion. The Brewers are just about safe now and Taylor will hope he can keep playing and scoring goals before the season is out.

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