While Brandon Aguilera has yet to make his Premier League debut for Nottingham Forest, he has indicated his readiness to participate in this weekend’s match. The 20-year-old, who transferred to Forest from Alajuelense in 2022, has been a consistent presence for the Reds’ B-Team this season. However, due to injuries affecting the attacking department under manager Steve Cooper, the Costa Rican youngster was among the substitutes in the 2-2 draw against Luton Town.
Although he was not included in the squad for the recent Liverpool match, the injury to Chris Wood could potentially open the door for the talented 20-year-old to be part of the matchday squad once again. In anticipation of the upcoming game at the City Ground on Sunday, Aguilera shared a training photo on his Instagram account, signaling his readiness to contribute to Cooper’s team this weekend. Aguilera is steadily approaching his first Premier League appearance, which will be well-deserved when the opportunity arises. He has displayed excellent form for the Forest B-Team, including a notable goal against Newcastle United just a couple of weeks ago.
Aguilera experienced significant progress in a relatively short period. He was loaned out last season with limited success, first to Guanacasteca and later to Estoril to conclude the season, although he did not make any senior appearances in Portugal. However, Forest decided not to loan out the 20-year-old this summer, opting instead for him to hone his skills with the B-Team. He has become an integral part of the Premier League 2 campaign under manager Warren Joyce. There is no doubt that his time in the Premier League will come, as he is highly regarded by Cooper, as evidenced by his inclusion in the Forest first-team during pre-season for their training camp in Spain.