Can Nottingham Forest's Jorge Grant repeat heroics of 12 months ago?

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Can Nottingham Forest's Jorge Grant step up like he did against Spurs a year ago?

It is one year since Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant announced his talent on the big stage, by scoring on his first start for the club.

Grant scored against Tottenham Hotspur in a Capital One Cup tie at White Hart Lane, after being selected by then manager Stuart Pearce.

Spurs would fight back to win the game 3-1, but Grant's goal was a moment he will not forget.

He would have hoped that it would have led to a first team breakthrough on a regular basis, but that has not happened.

Grant has only played two matches since, with one coming this season as a substitute for the final 35 minutes against Charlton Athletic.

Still only 20, time is on the midfielder's side, and he signed a new contract until 2017 earlier this year.

There will be no cup opportunities until January, with Forest knocked out by Walsall in early August, meaning he must force his way into Dougie Freedman's side or go out on loan.

He continues to impress however, scoring for Forest's under-21 side earlier this week against Bristol City with a free kick, doing his chances no harm at all.

Competition for places in midfield has increased despite the club's transfer embargo, with Jonny Williams and Kyle Ebecilio among players brought in on loan.

Grant will look back on his year with disappointment that he has not been able to seize and run with the fantastic start he made, and while he can go onto repeat his heroics, the question is how soon?

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