David Prutton has raved about Callum Hudson-Odoi after his Nottingham Forest debut last night.
The Reds player made an immediate impact, scoring a wonderful goal to give Forest a point against Burnley.
His long-range effort just after the hour mark saw Forest come from behind and capped a fine debut for Hudson-Odoi.
The player only cost £3 million this summer and Prutton thinks Forest have done well to get him.
He also believes that the player should be extremely grateful for the faith shown in him by Steve Cooper.
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The Sky Sports anchor told the Garibaldi Red Podcast: “There was something wonderfully straightforward about Callum. He’s very direct and obviously, there are big boots to fill with Brennan Johnson moving on but the instant impact, it’s a dream debut.
“No matter where he’s been he’s got to make up for lost time. If he plays it right, he’s still got another 15 years of this. As much as Forest should be pleased to have him, Callum should be extremely grateful at the opportunity that’s been given to him by a manager who should get the best out of him.”
Prutton praises Hudson-Odoi after Forest debut
The man who started his professional football career at Forest makes a good point.
Forest have done well to get Hudson-Odoi but he should be grateful for this opportunity.
The man who recently left Chelsea might not have been so lucky to get a Premier League chance were it not for Cooper.
The Forest head coach knows him well. He was part of the England under-17 squad that won the World Cup and he starred at the tournament.
Now, Hudson-Odoi has a chance to rediscover himself. He’s a top player on his day and last night he showcased exactly what he’s capable of.