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Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel



Nottingham Forest saw off competition from a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, to sign talented young defender Jordan Gabriel from Southend United in February 2015.

Gabriel was a regular started for the Under 18s in the 2015-16 season and helped them to reach the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup before they were eventually beaten by Liverpool.

The right back's eye-catching performances led to him being handed a professional contract at The City Ground in January 2016 with academy manager Gary Brazil citing him as 'an exceptional talent'.

A fast and tricky full-back who is capable of beating his man, Gabriel was included on the first-team's pre-season trip to Portugal ahead of the 2016-17 season before a serious injury hampered his progress, but Gabriel returned and featured for the Under 23 side towards the tail end of the season.