The West Brom winger left Forest in 2016 for a club record fee, joining RB Leipzig.
Oliver Burke of West Bromwich Albion
Nottingham Forest’s under-18s were sent crashing out of the FA Youth Cup last night, as Blackburn Rovers picked up a 5-1 win against the Reds.
Prior to the game Forest’s official twitter account was hoping that this current crop could do what the under-18s of 2015 did and make it to the quarter-finals.
They sent out this tweet, highlighting a win v Burnley three years ago, in which current first-team players Joe Worrall, Matty Cash and Tyler Walker all featured:
In 2015, an #NFFC Under 18s side including @JoeWorrall5, @mattycash622 and @tylerjandrew1 made it through to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-0 win over @BurnleyOfficial.— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) February 6, 2018
Can the class of 2018 make it to last eight at Ewood Park this evening? pic.twitter.com/2NRNnDpM81
It soon received a response from one other man who played in the game, but is no longer at Forest - as much as they wish he was.
Oliver Burke was clearly a little put out that he had been excluded from the tweet, although his cheeky tweet was definitely tongue in cheek:
♂️♂️— Oliver Burke (@OliverBurke55) February 7, 2018
Burke’s exit in 2016 caused some controversy. It left Forest fans furious with then owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi for selling one of the club’s top talents.
His career looked to be on the up when he left Forest for German side RB Leipzig in the summer of 2016, for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £13 million.
Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion in action as Oliver Burke of Nottingham Forest
But after failing to hold down a regular spot in German football he headed back to the UK and joined West Bromwich Albion in the summer. He is yet to establish himself at West Brom either and his best recent form is still at Forest, where he scored twice v Leeds on his final appearance.
If only he was still at Forest now.