Al-Hasawi describes his main hope for Nottingham Forest's youngsters

Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has explained why he likes the club's academy.

Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi told Forest Player what his main hope is in relation to the youngsters and the club’s first team.

Forest have a side which is packed with some very exciting young talent in key positions, which creates a number of potential benefits for the side moving forward.

The youngsters at Forest are made especially more significant because of the transfer embargo, which hangs over the club making it difficult for manager Dougie Freedman to freely sign new players in the transfer market.

“I like our academy to be honest, we have good players and they did well especially last season. I hope that in two or three years time we have a very good team because all of these younger players would have gone into the first team,” he told Forest Player.


Arguably the main benefit of the youngsters at Forest is the fact that they represent a togetherness which can exist for a number of years.

Some of the youngsters in the first team have grown up and developed together, which creates a bond and a very good team spirit.

It ensures that they will put in a little bit extra for each other during key moments of the season and they create a spine the manager can build around over the next few seasons.

The real test the side now faces is reacting to that opening defeat at the hands of Brighton in the Championship, which was a match that Freedman’s men could easily have won.

One of the constant battles he will face with younger players is preventing a dip in morale, but that’s far outweighed by the numerous positives which have been created.

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