Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton has been voted by you as the 46th best player in the EFL.

Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Brereton is the 46th best player in the Football League.

This time last year, not many had heard of Brereton. The only people who would have known who he was were the people who track the progress of players in the Nottingham Forest academy, so only a few. Yet when his name started to appear in reports where the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United were interested in signing him, eyebrows started to be raised.

It was after these reports reached fever pitch that Brereton was given a crack at the first team. And even he is aged just 18, he ended up being one of the standout performers on the pitch. During 18 appearances, which mostly came in the second half of the season where Forest were fighting against relegation, he would end up scoring three goals. That’s not the best tally in the world, but he was also able to contribute three assists and was keeping the East Midlands side in the Sky Bet Championship.

If Brereton does end up staying with Forest instead of jumping to the Premier League, he will be hoping to establish himself in the first team and make sure he gets on the score sheet more often.


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