Photos: Nottingham Forest youngsters impress but Hamza Choudhury's hair steals the show

Burton Albion's Hamza Choudhury

Nottingham Forest defeated Burton Albion 4-3 in the Championship yesterday.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga scores their first goalNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga scores their first goal

Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion went head-to-head in the Championship yesterday – with a stunning fixture played out at the City Ground between the local rivals.

It was Philippe Montanier’s first game as manager of Forest and in the opposite dugout was former Forest player Nigel Clough – who is also the son of Forest legend Brian Clough.

Burton Albion manager Nigel CloughBurton Albion manager Nigel Clough

The game ended 4-3, with Burton Albion putting on a great fight in their first game in the second tier.

Forest fans will be pleased with the win however, especially with Britt Assombalonga bagging two goals. He has worked hard on recovering fully from his knee trouble and his goals would have settled him into the new campaign.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goalNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Oliver Burke will also be pleased as he scored in the fixture. Montanier played plenty of youngsters – including midfielder Matty Cash.

He impressed throughout pre-season and recently signed a new deal with the club. He put in an assured display.

Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke celebrates scoring their third goalNottingham Forest's Oliver Burke celebrates scoring their third goal

Burton Albion's Lucas Akins in action with Nottingham Forest's Matthew CashBurton Albion's Lucas Akins in action with Nottingham Forest's Matthew Cash

Forest also saw a new signing in Thomas Lam hit the back of the net with a rasping drive. The Finn is at the City Ground to strengthen the defence, but goals like this would be an added threat.

Nottingham Forest's Thomas Lam scores their second goalNottingham Forest's Thomas Lam scores their second goal

Nottingham Forest's Thomas Lam celebrates scoring their second goalNottingham Forest's Thomas Lam celebrates scoring their second goal

Burton tried to steal the show with the result and came desperately close but in the end, just Hamza Choudhury’s hairdo took the headlines.

Burton Albion's Hamza ChoudhuryBurton Albion's Hamza Choudhury

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