Nottingham Forest supporters have been begging for Arvin Appiah to play a bigger part in the first team picture after his England U19s call up.

Following the announcement that he’d join up with the England U19 squad, fans of the Reds were quick to plead that he should now be getting more minutes in Forest’s side, displaying a strong show of faith in the youngster.

Certain fans have been calling for him to actually get a start in the team, but there are split opinions with some thinking he should settle for a place on the bench for the time being.

However, there seems to be some agreement that it is about time he was included in Martin O’Neill’s immediate plans.

One fan gave specific reasoning behind why the 18-year-old deserves more minutes, suggesting that with a lack of pace in the side he could have a real impact on the squad. That comes following their defeat to Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The forward has been hotly tipped by the club and recently signed a new long term deal with Forest. In February he was also named among FourFourTwo’s 50 most exciting English teenage footballers.

England will be hoping to seal their place at the U19 Euro finals when they meet Denmark, Greece and Czech Republic this month.

Here’s how supporters reacted to Appiah’s news.


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Matt Dawson