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Lascelles Pledges Future To Reds

7 August 2012

Rising star Jamaal Lascelles has pledged his long-term future to Nottingham Forest.

The teenage central defender, who has been capped by England at Under 18 and 19 levels, has signed a new four-year contract with The Reds. 

Lascelles had been linked with a move away from The City Ground but Forest Chairman Omar Al Hasawi is delighted the 18 year old sees his future in Nottingham. 

He said: "We're great believers in the development of exciting young talent and Jamaal fits into that category. 

"Jamaal clearly feels his best hope of continuing to grow and develop as a player is by staying with us and we're delighted he has signed a new long-term deal." 

A product of the Forest Academy, Lascelles made his first team debut against Burnley in January of last year and gained further valuable experience while on loan with Stevenage in the closing stages of last season. 

He had a run-out as a substitute in Saturday's friendly win over Aston Villa and may figure in Sean O'Driscoll's plans for this evening's game against Notts County at Meadow Lane (kick-off 7.45pm). 

Jamaal is pictured signing on the dotted line with his dad Tim and eight year old brother Jalen.

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