Gary Brazil suggests sky's the limit for Burke following new Forest deal

Nottingham Forest academy chief Gary Brazil has suggested Oliver Burke can be a threat at any level for the club.

Nottingham Forest’s academy manager Gary Brazil has explained on the club’s website that he feels winger Oliver Burke can be a real threat at any level for the club.

The teenager has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club, which keeps him in place at the City Ground for the next three seasons.

Brazil holds no doubt that it’s a superb piece of business for the club, with Burke likely to be pushing for first team game time over the coming months.

“Oliver has made fantastic progress in the last year, developing a lot physically and improving his understanding of what he needs to do to make the most of his attributes,” he told

“He’s a real threat to any team at any level. We’re really excited about Oliver and I’m pleased we’ve got him on a longer term contract.”

A sensible approach is needed

A sensible approach is needed from the player in terms of how he views the first team and from the club’s manager Dougie Freedman in terms of choosing when to let him off of the leash.

Forest do have some good wide options in their ranks already and Burke should be proactive in terms of looking to learn from someone like Michail Antonio, as he bids to become a better player.

What Freedman needs to do is step in and offer the level of protection to the player when possible, because there are going to be occasions over the season when he’s facing scrutiny and opens himself up to criticism.

There’s no reason Burke can’t or shouldn’t have a big impact on Forest’s season and his contract extension is a great piece of news for the club.

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