PRUTTON SET TO SIGN ON
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Midfield youngster burst onto the scene in September last year and has been almost ever-present since, but with a number of clubs interested in the Forest star, manager David Platt is keen to retain the services of the star.
"He`s worked hard in training and on the pitch and has come on brilliantly since making his debut last year," said Platt.
Prutton is now rated in the £4 million bracket and has received interest from Chelsea, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.
Platt has praised Prutton for his work rate and his ability to close players down, saying: "I don`t think there is anyone better at closing people down and that is why he is not for sale."
The new deal would tie Prutton down until 2004 and give Forest a major boost as they aim for a return to the Premiership.
Prutton himself has been quick to thank Forest and the manager for all of their help. "Things have gone well this season, but there is a lot more I have to do to progress further and I can do that better at Forest, " he said.
"Here I can learn from former players like David Platt and Paul Hart, who have been a great help to me."