Nottingham Forest youngster Alex Mighten has signed a new deal at the club that will see him contracted for the next five years at the City Ground.
The eighteen year-old made his debut last season in the Carabao Cup at Arsenal before making his first start in the FA Cup at Chelsea and has impressed the management enough in his ten appearances so far to warrant a new contract that will see him through in red until 2025.
The Nottingham born attacker has been at Forest since the age of eight and has represented England through under fifteens to under eighteens and is highly regarded at the club who are delighted to cement his future as a Forest player.
The god son of Forest legend Des Walker, Mighten made his first football league appearance after coming on as substitute against Queens Park Rangers at the City Ground in February and has been since used sparingly by Sabri Lamouchi as a late substitute gaining valuable all be it very few minutes on the pitch in some big games towards the back end of last season.
None bigger was the match at Pride Park when Mighten came on and missed a fabulous opportunity to cement victory for Forest before the Reds conceded a late leveller which eventually lead to the clubs season fading away to a place outside the playoffs.
Far from being the player to blame for Forest not seeing things through, Mighten has excited those watching with his pace and energy and always looks to play on the front foot with confidence and tenacity with much more to come now that he’s sealed his future at the club.
Gary Brazil, the Reds Academy Manager who has seen Mighten develop during the years stated “Alex is now developing into the elite footballer we all hoped he would become. Brave, exciting, self confident, single minded, he has all the ingredients to go a long way in the game. He is another quality outcome from a group of staff that continue to punch above their weight.”
*Main image @NFFC Alex Mighten shows off the clubs new away kit.