Nottingham Forest is again hot topic as they defeated Arsenal yesterday in the FA Cup 3rd round. Mikel Arteta never figured out how to stop Djed Spence on the right flank pushing forward and really making a grand impact.
The former Fulham academy graduate is currently on loan from Middlesbrough and a simple reason for that is the number of good players Boro have in his position and the system they are playing with the style of Forest probably suited better for Spence who can sprint forward with a three man back line.
Arsenal never really figured out how to stop the player that in the summer was linked with a move to Leicester and instead ended up on loan at Nottingham Forest. According to reports he will probably be sold in the summer and will stay at City Ground for the rest of the season.
Forest do compete with Boro for a play-off position and to see a player from your own ranks performing as he did against Premier League opposition you probably do have to think about the next move.
Leicester will get a hand full on their visit to Nottingham Forest in the 4th round, but surely it should be an easier hurdle than going to The Emirates, but still a local derby with loads of great rivalry to take place.
Brendan Rodgers might be back for more as Djed Spence is a player to watch and at the age of only 21 you have something of a raw diamond in this man who can operate in a back four and a being a flank man in a five man midfield.
Nottingham Forest are currently 9th in the table 6 points up to the play-off’s so the fight will continue until the very end for that special third promotion place.
One player to watch alongside Djed Spence is another young talent and Wales international Brennan Johnson. A blistering performace for the former Lincoln loan man playing 40 league games for The Imps last season under the command of former Leicester assistant and caretaker manager Michael Appleton.
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