Nottingham fans demand Brazil promotes young pair after defeat to Brentford
By Dominic Toner
Nottingham Forest suffered a home defeat against Brentford – and the club’s supporters have demanded that manager Gary Brazil promotes Ben Brereton and Zach Clough to the starting line-up
The Midlands giants suffered a 3-2 loss in the Championship and are just five points above the relegation places.
They were 3-0 down after 68 minutes due to a Lasse Vibe brace, plus a third from Brentford attacker Jota.
However, second-half substitutes Brereton and Clough both scored late on to give Forest a glimmer of hope.
Brereton, 17, has made the step up to the first-team this season and is an exciting prospect at the City Ground.
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Meanwhile, 21-year-old Clough has now scored three goals in two games when coming off the bench.
Forest fans have urged Brazil to start the young pair in their next match away to Burton on Saturday.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Clough and Brereton HAVE to start on Saturday. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) March 7, 2017
Surely Brereton and Clough must start on Saturday. #nffc
— Lincoln Rob (@leahdan1) March 7, 2017
Confused as to why clough & brereton aren't starting games, they want it more than Britt does recently #nffc
— Brandon (@BrandonnNFFC) March 7, 2017
Someone remind me again why Clough and Brereton start on the bench? #nffc
— Scaggydo (@Scaggeh) March 7, 2017
Ummmm, maybe Clough and Brereton should, like, you know, start????!!!!!! #nffc
— Tom Purcell (@tomopurcell) March 7, 2017
Clough has to start in the centre every game. Brereton has to start every game. Poor team selection cost us the game, simple as that #NFFC
— Aaron Whiley (@AaronWhiley) March 7, 2017
Too little too late #nffc surely clough and Brereton have to start against Burton
— Rich wynn (@tobytayles) March 7, 2017
Brereton has managed to great impression at Forest following his promotion to the senior squad and is now a regular in the squad.
The forward has found himself behind Britt Assombalonga in the pecking order, but has surely given himself a chance of a starting berth with another positive impact off the bench against Brentford.
He has now managed three goals in just eight Championship appearances this season and has shown he can perform in the first-team.
Forest completed the signing of attacker Clough in January from Bolton and he is still trying to cement his position in the starting XI.
The attacking midfielder has shown his eye for goal and has been a creative spark when involved.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Nicklas Bendtner’s departure.