Gary Brazil praises Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates

Nottingham Forest's Manager Gary Brazil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford at City Ground on March 7, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Ryan Yates was in action for Nottingham Forest against Brentford in the Championship at the weekend.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City in action with Ryan Yates of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League Cup tie between Leicester City and Nottingham Forest at Holmes Park on...

Gary Brazil has praised Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates on Twitter.

Brazil, who is the Academy Manager of Forest, has expressed his pride at Yates making his full league debut for the Reds at the weekend.

The 21-year-old midfielder was in action for Martin O'Neill's side during their Championship match against Brentford at the City Ground in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

 

The youngster started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, and Brazil is pleased to see an academy graduate turn out for the first team.

Against Brentford on Saturday afternoon, Yates had a pass accuracy of 61.9%, won one header, and made one tackle, two interceptions and two clearances, according to WhoScored.

Nottingham Forest's Manager Gary Brazil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford at City Ground on March 7, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

It will take time for Yates to establish himself in the Forest starting lineup, but the midfielder could well get some valuable playing time in the coming weeks and months.

Forest are ninth in the Championship table at the moment with 45 points from 31 matches, five points behind sixth-placed Bristol City.

Romaine Sawyers of Brentford ovoids the tackle of  Ryan Yates of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and  Brentford at City Ground on February...

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