Nottingham Forest F.C. Under-21's Squad and Academy

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Nottingham Forest Development Squad & Academy
Nottingham Forest logo.svg
Full name Nottingham Forest Football Club
Nickname(s) Forest, The Reds, NFFC, The Tricky Trees, Foresters
Founded 1865
Ground The City Ground
Nigel Doughty Academy
Owner Al-Hasawi Family
Chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi
Manager Jimmy Gilligan (Under 21's)
Gary Brazil (Academy)
League Premier Academy League
Website Club home page
Current season

Nottingham Forest Under-21's are the reserve team of Nottingham Forest. The team mainly consists of Under-21 players at the club, although senior players occasionally play in the reserve side, for instance when they are recovering from injury. The under-21's team is coached by Jimmy Gilligan and play in the Premier Academy League.

Nottingham Forest F.C. Academy are the youth team of Nottingham Forest. The youth team is coached by Gary Brazil.

Under 21's & Academy[edit]

The Nottingham Forest F.C. Youth Academy was launched in 1997 under the supervision of Paul Hart & Nick Marshall, currently the Academy is managed and directed by an interim one, along with a host of full and part-time staff including ex-professional footballers and ex-Nottingham Forest players, Steve Sutton & Steve Chettle along with Gary Brazil. The Academy is located at a 24-acre (97,000 m2) site in Nottingham. Since its inception the academy has nurtured the talents of many players that have made it into top flight football, these include Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson, his brother Andy, James Perch, Carlos Merino, Scott Loach, Andy Reid and Marlon Harewood. Many of these players have even gone on to play at international level. Others were released by the Academy and went on to develop their careers successfully elsewhere, including Shaun Wright-Phillips and Tom Huddlestone

The Nottingham Forest youth team has been part of the Premier Academy League since 1997, playing in group D. Their best season was 2000–01 when they won the whole competition. They almost repeated this in the 2009–10 season but eventually lost 5–3 to Arsenal in the play-off final.

The Nottingham Forest academy was officially renamed The Nigel Doughty Academy in October 2012 in memory of the former owner Nigel Doughty, who died earlier in the year.[1]

Reserves squad[edit]

As of 23 January 2014 Nottingham Forest F.C. Under-21 Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
34 England FW Tyler Walker
35 England MF Oliver Burke
36 England GK Ross Durrant
England GK Jordan Smith (on loan to Ilkeston)
England DF Kieran Fenton
Greece DF Ilias Polimos
Spain DF Roger Riera
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Jack Blake
England MF Matty Cash
Australia MF Josh Macdonald
Lithuania MF Deimantas Petravičius
England MF Josh Rees
Uganda FW Derrick Otim
Bulgaria FW Nikolay Todorov

Academy squad[edit]

As of 23 January 2014 Nottingham Forest F.C. Academy Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Joe Boyd
England GK Richard Dearle
Sweden GK Tim Erlandsson
Ivory Coast DF Ismael Diallo
Scotland DF Alex Iacovitti
Cyprus DF Andreas Karo
England DF Jack Kelly
Denmark DF Frederik Nielsen
England DF Joe Worrall
England DF Jermaine Worthington
No. Position Player
England MF Liam Adams
England MF Aidan Austin
New Zealand MF Dylan Burns
England MF Adam Crookes
England MF Tom Gamblen
Uganda MF Elvis Otim
England MF Luke Thomas
England MF Ryan Yates
Republic of Ireland FW Gerry McDonagh
England FW Kasheme Walton

Schoolboys[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Jordan Wright
Scotland GK Brad Jones
Scotland DF Jordan Gabriel
England DF Charlie Jemson
France DF Yehia Sabraoui
England DF Ethan Stewart
England DF Dan Preston
England DF Riley Harbottle
Northern Ireland MF Kyle McClean
England MF Jake Taylor
Northern Ireland MF Jake Willetts
No. Position Player
England MF Jason Fellows
England MF Luke McCormick
Northern Ireland MF Connor Smith
England MF Choz Charlesworth
England MF Brennan Johnson
France FW Virgil Gomis
England FW Kieran Hayes
England FW Kevin Bastos
England FW Arvin Appiah
England FW Kieran Darby
England FW Ethan Dekel

Honours[edit]

Notable Academy graduates & attendees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nottingham Forest Academy honours Nigel Doughty". itv.com (ITV plc). 5 October 2012.