Nottingham Forest’s Under 21s returned to winning ways this afternoon with an impressive 2-1 victory at Birmingham City’s Wast Hills training ground.
Jamie Fullarton made a number of changes to his side and, with Andreas Karo, Alex Iacovitti, Oliver Burke, Tyler Walker and Deimantas Petravicius all away on international duty, defender Frederik Nielsen made his first Under 21 appearance of the season.
The Reds fell behind on 39 minutes though as Liam Truslove got his head in the way of Charlie Cooper’s effort to divert the ball past Tim Erlandsson in the Forest goal.
But Forest showed excellent character and turned the game around with two late goals.
With 13 minutes remaining Joe Worrall headed home a corner to level the scores before James Thorne struck with a close-range header to hand Forest the all-important three points.
A home game against Leeds United is next on the schedule for Forest next Monday (23 September, kick-off 1pm) as Fullarton’s side go in search of back-to-back wins.
Forest: Erlandsson, Gabriel, Nielsen, Worrall, Kelly, Thomas, Rees, Grant, Cash, McDonagh, Thorne