Steve Evans explains why Alex Iacovitti has been sent back to Nottingham Forest

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

The left-back started the season in the Nottingham Forest first-team.

Despite impressing during early season fixtures for Nottingham Forest the club decided to let young Scotland youth international Alex Iacovitti head to League Two side Mansfield Town on loan for the season.

It was a deal that would hopefully see him get plenty of regular first-team football. But today it has become clear that the Stags’ new boss Steve Evans simply didn’t fancy him.

Nottingham Forest's Alex IacovittiNottingham Forest's Alex Iacovitti

Iacovitti has been sent back to Forest after falling out of the running under the former Leeds United boss.

Speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport Evans confirmed the news and had this to say about Iacovitti:

"We didn't think Alex was going to force himself into the team.

"Forest wanted him to play."

The 19-year-old defender started Forest’s first two games of the season which saw him head to Mansfield.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the gameSteve Evans applauds the fans after the game

However he has not played for the club since getting sent off in the 4-0 loss to Portsmouth on the 12th November and it seems that performance left him out of favour at the club.

Forest currently have something of a shortage at left-back because of injury, so perhaps the teenager will be back in the first-team in the near future.

Hopefully this setback will not damage the confidence of Iacovitti, as he still has a bright future in the game.

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