Nottingham Forest’s Ben Brereton has told the Nottingham Post that he welcomes the competition that has arrived at the club this summer.

Forest have been very open with the amount of money they are spending this summer to make sure they get promoted this season. The East Midlands based club have signed two strikers this summer with Hillal Soudani coming from Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb while Lewis Grabban has moved to them from Bournemouth. This has definitely added more quality to the squad but it makes things more tricky for Brereton.

The young striker, who is currently away from the club with the England U19s right now, was a regular for them last season but the signings of Soudani and Grabban mean he will find it tough to get into the first eleven. But despite potentially being ousted from the first team, Brereton is happy with the extra competition in the team.

He said: “Forest have got some strikers in, which is good competition for me,”

“They are experienced forwards, so I can learn from them in training. It will be good.

“All I can do is just do my best and try to score more goals. I’ll just take it game by game.

“It’s a long season, so it’s fine.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard, doing my best in training and when I do get a chance, try to impress.

“But more competition is a good thing.”

At the time of writing, Nottingham Forest were playing against Oldham Athletic in a pre-season friendly.

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