Nottingham Forest F.C. Under-23s, Under-18s and Academy

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Nottingham Forest Under 23s squad, Under 18s squad and Schoolboys squad
Nottingham Forest logo.svg
Full name Nottingham Forest Football Club
Nickname(s) Forest, The Reds, NFFC, The Tricky Trees
Founded 1865
Ground The City Ground
Nigel Doughty Academy
Chairman Nicholas Randall QC
Manager Vacant (Under 23's)
Gareth Holmes (Under 18's)
Gary Brazil (Academy Manager)
League Premier Academy League
Website Club website

Nottingham Forest Under-23s are the reserve team of Nottingham Forest. The team mainly consists of Under-23 players at the club, although senior players occasionally play in the reserve side, for instance when they are recovering from injury.

Nottingham Forest F.C. Under 18s are the youth team of Nottingham Forest. The youth team is coached by Gareth Holmes.

The Nottingham Forest Academy as a whole in managed 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. The academy is ran by full and part-time staff including ex-professional footballers along side 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]

Under-23s squad[edit]

As of July 17, 2017 [2]
No. Position Player Nation
Goalkeeper Bossin, LiamLiam Bossin  Ireland
Goalkeeper Wright, JordanJordan Wright  England
Defender Charlesworth, ChozChoz Charlesworth  England
Defender Coveney, JoeJoe Coveney  England
Defender Crookes, AdamAdam Crookes  England
Defender Gabriel, JordanJordan Gabriel  Scotland
Defender Preston, DannyDanny Preston  England
Midfielder Ahmedhodžić, AnelAnel Ahmedhodžić  Sweden
Midfielder Edser, TobyToby Edser  England
Midfielder En-Neyah, YassineYassine En-Neyah  Ireland
Midfielder Otim, ElvisElvis Otim  England
Midfielder Smith, AaronAaron Smith  England
Midfielder Taylor, JakeJake Taylor  England
Forward Hayes, KieranKieran Hayes  England
Forward Gomis, VirgilVirgil Gomis  France
Forward McDonagh, GerryGerry McDonagh  Ireland
Forward Walters, LewisLewis Walters  England

Under 23s out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
Midfielder Yates, RyanRyan Yates (on loan to Notts County)  England
Goalkeeper Erlandsson, TimTim Erlandsson (on loan to AFC Eskilstuna)  Sweden

Under-18s squad[edit]

As of July 17, 2017 [3]
No. Position Player Nation
Goalkeeper Shelvey, GeorgeGeorge Shelvey  England
Goalkeeper Soloha, RūdolfsRūdolfs Soloha  Latvia
Defender Bondswell, MattMatt Bondswell  England
Defender Harbottle, RileyRiley Harbottle  England
Defender Ram, MaxMax Ram  England
Defender Richardson, JaydenJayden Richardson  England
Defender Stewart, EthanEthan Stewart  England
Defender Willetts, JakeJake Willetts  England
Midfielder Barnes, JoshJosh Barnes  England
Midfielder Dekel, EthanEthan Dekel  England
Midfielder Greenwood, SamSam Greenwood  England
Midfielder Johnson, BrennanBrennan Johnson  England
Midfielder Mighten, AlexAlex Mighten  England
Midfielder Smith, ConnorConnor Smith  England
Midfielder Swan, WillWill Swan  England
Forward Appiah, ArvinArvin Appiah  England
Forward Asare, KeithKeith Asare  Ghana
Forward McCormick, LukeLuke McCormick  England


No. Position Player Nation
Defender Back, FinleyFinley Back  England
Defender Mutoti, TawandaTawanda Mutoti  England
Midfielder Knowles, JimmyJimmy Knowles  England
Forward Andrew, ElliottElliott Andrew  England
Forward Wood, CharlieCharlie Wood  England


Under-23s & academy coaching staff
Academy manager England Gary Brazil
Academy goalkeeping coach England Ian Bennett
Under 23s lead coach Vacant
Under 18s lead coach England Gareth Holmes
Under 18s assistant coach England Jake Wigley


Notable Academy graduates & attendees[edit]