Could Nottingham Forest give full Lithuanian international teenager Deimantas Petravicius a chance this season?

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The 19-year-old has two caps for the Lithuania national team, but looks nowhere near the Nottingham Forest first-team.

Nottingham Forest find themselves under some serious restrictions in their attempts to bring in new players this summer.

The club are currently under a transfer embargo which has seen incoming signings at a premium. So far the club have only picked up four free transfers in Tim Erlandsson, Matt Mills, Jamie Ward and Dani Pinillos, with Ben Hamer also arriving on loan from Leicester City.

With that in mind, Forest will have to delve into their youth team and back-up players.

But interestingly, Forest currently have a fully-fledged international winger on their books, who is yet to make his debut for the club.

Deimantas Petravicius turns 20 in September but is already a Lithuanian international, with two caps for his country’s senior side.

The busy winger, who can play right or left, has been at Forest since 2011 but has not yet made a breakthrough into the first-team – despite his international achievements.

With Forest unable to splash the cash, might they give the international winger a chance this season?

The likelihood is no, they won’t.

Whilst Lithuania are not one of European football’s ultimate minnows, Petravicius’ international caps must be taken with a pinch of salt.

An enthusiastic player he certainly is, but not of Championship quality and his chances of making it into the Forest first-team remain slim, despite the current climate at the club.

However, he will hope to impress for the under-21s and maybe add to those caps for his country this season.

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