Nottingham Forest journalist Sarah Clapson has been sharing her thoughts on Forest winger Alex Mighten, his current role in the squad and his future at the Midlands club.
On the subject of Mighten, Clapson had this to say about the winger.
She said: “I’d like to see him get a real run in the team; I hope he has a bigger influence next season.
“I think he’s really exciting, he offers a lot, he’s got a lot to learn, but he’s got bags of potential.
“I’d like to see him get a run in the team and really stamp his authority on it. I think these last few games could be a good chance for him to do that and put himself in the frame to be a regular starter next season.
“He’s still young, I think that’s something that you tend to forget a little bit and you have to bear in mind when you’re thinking about his development, he has still got a lot to learn, he’s still a bit rough around the edges in areas but, he’s so good when he’s getting forward and trying to create things and creating problems and he’s got pace, that’s something that a lot of players in that Forest team haven’t got at the moment, and he just offers something a bit different so, hopefully, he plays a bigger part next year.”
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Mighten, who is a product of Forest’s youth academy, made his senior debut for the club back in September 2019 in the club’s 5-0 defeat against Premier League side Arsenal in the Carabao Cup under former Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi.
Since then, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £360k, has made 32 appearances for Forest in which he has managed to score three goals and provide one assist along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Given how Mighten has only played in 19 of Forest’s Championship games so far this season shows that he is not yet a regular starter for the team.
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However, taking into account how Mighten has played the full 90 minutes in three out of Forest’s four previous league fixtures suggests to us that Hughton is trusting him more and more as the season progresses and could well be on course to get even more playing time next season, as Clapson seems to hope happens.