By Danny Wright
Gary Brazil has suggested that he may be looking to bring some of Nottingham Forest’s fringe players into the side to play Burton Albion on Saturday.
Fans were critical of Brazil’s reluctance to start Zach Clough and Ben Brereton in the 3-2 loss to Brentford on Tuesday night.
The two young English strikers both came off the bench and scored to make it look as though Forest hadn’t been on the end of a hiding.
The Forest faithful have become annoyed with a lack of goals from Britt Assombalonga who has struggled to find the net during the second half of the season, despite being the club’s top goalscorer.
Interim manager Brazil has also said that Clough is a player that he can see improving before his eyes after his January switch from League One side Bolton.
“We have looked at the game and the boys on the edge of the team have looked extra sharp in training trying to get a spot,” said Brazil in a press conference on Thursday which was covered by the club’s official Twitter account.
“We have a number of options in attack and I am keeping them all buoyed so I can all upon any of them to play.
“Zach is still young, getting used to the Championship and he is learning. He is getting better and stronger every day.”
Clough has scored three goals in his last two appearances off the bench for Forest.
He scored a late brace against Brighton in the 3-0 upset over the second-placed side last Saturday.
Brereton has been somewhat of a revelation during Forest’s struggles this season.
The 17-year-old only made his senior debut for the club in January but already has three goals and two assists to his name in his first eight games.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Gary Birtles has suggested that this 24-year-old should quit the City Ground.