Nottingham Forest have today completed the signing of Scottish prodigy Cormac Daly. The Scotland youth international has signed a scholarship with the club after leaving Hamilton Academical.

According to the club’s official website, the player will pen a professional contract when he turns 17 and it will keep him at the club until 2026.

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The Reds have now signed the attacking midfielder after weeks of speculation. The Scotland Under-17 international was part of the Hamilton team last season that pipped Celtic and Rangers to the Under-18 league title.

Following his arrival at the City Ground, Chris McGuane reacted to the announcement and he’s delighted to get him on board.

The Head of Academy said: “We are delighted to welcome Cormac to Nottingham Forest in the next stage of his development as a player.

“He is a player who we have seen has potential and we are looking forward to working with him to maximise this opportunity on a daily basis.”

Forest complete signing of Scotland talent Daly

Given his tender years, the player will likely begin his life at Forest playing with the under-18 ranks and occasionally with the B-Team.

Daly operates as an attacking midfielder, typically as a number 10. It will be interesting to see how he fits into the current Under-18 setup.

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It looks as though this transfer might have come about from a figure appointed by Ross Wilson in the summer.

Craig Mulholland checked in to replace Gary Brazil at the club. He’s likely to have his fingers on the pulse in Scotland and as a result, this could be one of his additions to the academy.