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Nottingham Post
Matt Davies

Nottingham Forest face contract battle with Premier League clubs for promising youngster

Nottingham Forest are understood to be keen for Billy Fewster to sign a new contract, but the central midfielder is not short of Premier League suitors.

Fewster is into the final six months of his contract having made his first team debut in the FA Cup defeat to Blackpool.

Premier League clubs were already monitoring the 19-year-old and would be keen to take him if a deal with Forest is not agreed, with up to five top flight clubs said to he scouting him. The Reds' history of bringing through players weighs in their favour, but increased competition for places following promotion could make a club with an easier pathway to the first team a serious contender for his signature.

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It is understood Fewster hopes his situation will be resolved either way before the end of the transfer window.

A loan to League One or League Two level for immediate first team experience remains a possibility before the end of the month. Fewster has trained with the first team regularly all season and impressed enough to start in the third round tie at Blackpool.

The game ended in a 4-1 defeat but he did relatively well in challenging circumstances for a young debutant. He began his career at Leeds United, joining Forest in 2021 on a free transfer and made the bench for the Carabao Cup win at Grimsby Town at the start of this season.

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