Cash: I am fighting to keep my place ahead of Nottingham Forest sensation
By Danny Wright
Matty Cash has talked up fellow Nottingham Forest teenager Ben Brereton.
The midfielder has said that Brereton has been a revelation since breaking into the first team in January and that he wants to see more of the club’s academy products earning first team appearances.
The 17-year-old wonderkid scored in Forest’s last game against Brentford as he came off the bench in the 3-2 loss.
That goal was the third time he’s found the net wearing the Nottingham Forest colours since making his senior debut against Leeds.
His first senior goal was a crucial winner against Aston Villa in early February, just two games after his debut.
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However Brereton has only featured when he has came off the bench in his last two appearances for the club.
“It is amazing to see young lads come in and do well, like Ben Brereton who deserves his chance to impress and he has done,” said Cash in a press conference on Thursday that was reported by the Nottingham Forest official Twitter page.
“There is lots of competition for places. I have no problems fighting for my spot and I wake up in the morning buzzing for training.”
Cash has remained a key part of the Forest first-team this season despite suffering a fractured leg in the first half of the campaign which kept him out for 11 games.
As with Brereton, Cash also made his first Forest start this season when he started against Burton on the opening day of the season.
Despite his injury woes, the 19-year-old has made 23 appearances for the East Midlands club and has got three assists in the process.
Burton are again the opponents for Forest this weekend in an important derby match that could prove vital if either team can pull away from the Championship relegation zone.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Gary Birtles has suggested that this 24-year-old could quit the club at the end of the season.