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Tom's Dream Debut

22 October 2012

Fourteen year old Tom Gamblen marked his debut for Nottingham Forest's Under 18s with the opening goal against Wigan.

Gamblen set Forest on their way to a 2-0 win in the Professional Development League by bagging the opening from close range, while Wilfried Gnahore doubled the lead just before the break with a fantastic 25-yard free kick.

The result was particularly pleasing given the fact Forest rested a number of key players ahead of today's Under 21 game with the same opposition.

The Reds adopted a new formation and handed full debuts to Gamblen and Jake Mulraney, who has recently helped Ireland Under 17s to a successful European Championships qualifying campaign.

Forest also had three schoolboys playing, two of which were under 15, so the fact that they kept a clean sheet and that we were the better team throughout was hugely encouraging.

Team: Smith; Ackroyd, Fenton (Thomas 60), Gorman, Sebastiao; Mulraney, Hollingsworth, Gamblen (Yates 65), Gnahore, Petravicius; Elliott (Palmer-Samuels 60)
Unused subs: Myles, Otim

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