Mighten, who graduated from Nottingham Forest’s youth team, played 19 minutes in the Reds’ 0-0 stalemate with QPR on Saturday.
The right-winger, who has three goals in six appearances for England U18s, stated on Twitter: “What a feeling making my league debut at the City Ground. Tough one to take but we keep fighting till the end.”
Forest fans took to social media in reaction to Mighten’s post, with many wishing the 17-year-old congratulations, while some even suggested that the youngster could provide the creativity that they believe Forest have been missing in their last few outings.
Here’s to many more Alex! You are part of the future COYR!!
— Rickhardo (@Rickhardo6) February 23, 2020
— aidan (@nffcaidan_) February 23, 2020
That’s just the beginning Alex, you’re gunna do big things for us, just keep the belief!
— B. (@TheBala10) February 23, 2020
???? many more to come ????
— Martin Fretwell (@FretwellMartin) February 23, 2020
Congratulations on your league debut, well deserved. #NFFC
Here’s to many more ??
— Mike Patch (@MPatchitt) February 24, 2020
I would play you every week now fella, we need some much needed creativity especially at home. Congrats on the debut. Hopefully many more games to come ?
— Bruce (@JBarnesy38) February 23, 2020
You’ll come across easier opponents than Angel Rangel mate. A bit of a baptism of fire that one- you can hold your head up high though.
— Davo M (@davo261088) February 23, 2020
Very bright future indeed, hopefully this season can be a dream first season for you
— Superreds (@superreds1973) February 23, 2020
What do we think?
Forest have developed a very fruitful academy over the past few years, with the likes of Matty Cash, Joe Worrall, Tyler Walker and Ryan Yates all graduating from their youth sides, and all featuring for the first team this season.
With Alex Mighten adding to that list, it would appear that the future is bright for Nottingham Forest, regardless of whether they achieve promotion this season.