Nottingham Forest will continue to run the rule over Brandon Aguilera out in Spain on their pre-season tour. The Reds gem is yet to play a competitive game for the club but he will hope for more minutes in the coming days.
Aguilera signed for Forest from Costa Rican outfit LD Ajajuelense last summer. It wasn’t clear what to expect from the player and he was quickly loaned back to his homeland with Guanacasteca.
He spent the first six months of the campaign in Costa Rica but was recalled in January. Forest were keen to hook him up with something in Europe and sent him to Estoril in Portugal until the end of the campaign.
It has to be said that his second loan wasn’t particularly good. He didn’t make a senior appearance for the Portuguese outfit, scoring once in nine outings for the under-23s.
Aguilera is now back at Forest and he will be keen to impress. On Saturday, he played for the opening 45 minutes against Notts County and showed some pretty sharp touches.
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Naturally, against League Two opposition, he should have looked pretty comfortable. However, this is a player that might take some time to adapt to football in England.
Steve Cooper must have been relatively impressed with the player. He’s now decided to take him on the pre-season tour to Spain and more minutes could be forthcoming.
Forest hand Aguilera the chance to impress in Spain
This is a positive step made by Cooper with Forest now in Spain. At 20, Aguilera has loads of time to improve and he looks to have bags of potential.
On Saturday, he didn’t look fazed against a side that was more settled than the team that Forest played. He made some smart passes and constantly showed for the ball.
Forest are going to play a couple of games in Spain. They face Valencia tomorrow evening and then play Levante at the weekend before flying back to England.
The ball is now seemingly in Aguilera’s court. He must prove himself against better opposition first and will hope to do that during the next few days out in Spain.