Nottingham Forest have produced a number of England players down the years, with the hope being that there will be more to come.

Arvin Appiah is currently turning out for the country’s U19 side and there is plenty of talent coming through the ranks.

It could be that said stars one day follow the likes of Nigel Clough, Des Walker, Stuart Pearce, Peter Shilton, Steve Stone, Jermaine Jenas and Colin Cooper into the senior Three Lions fold.

That remains an issue for the future.

In the recent past, Forest can only boast ties to those who have graced the England side – rather than claim to have had them on their books at the time in which debuts were made.

Here are the last five men with links to the Reds to have made an international bow (Tom Huddlestone and Shaun Wright-Phillips not included as they did not make a senior appearance for the club):

John Terry

 

Earned 78 caps for England, with the first of those collected in a meeting with Serbia & Montenegro in June 2003.

Some three years prior to that, Terry took in a brief loan spell at the City Ground.

He did not suffer a single defeat during six second tier outings for the Reds under the guidance of David Platt and would go on to become a talismanic captain for Chelsea and his country.

Michael Dawson

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Back at his spiritual home having emerged from Forest’s famed academy system.

Offered enough across just two full seasons with the Reds to tempt Tottenham into a move, and Dawson would earn England recognition while at White Hart Lane.

Did not figure at the 2010 World Cup despite making Fabio Capello’s squad, but won the first of four caps later that year in a friendly clash with Hungary.

Nicky Shorey

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Made more appearances during a loan spell at the City Ground than he did for England.

Took in nine Championship outings for the Reds in 2009-10 and impressed many during that time.

Had previously earned two caps for the Three Lions, with those appearances coming against Brazil and Germany in 2007.

Ryan Bertrand

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Another left-back who caught the eye during a short-term loan at the City Ground.

Only spent six months with Forest after joining from Chelsea, with the Reds once again unable to put a permanent agreement in place.

Within 18 months of his spell on Trentside, Bertrand made his England debut against Italy and now has 19 caps to his name.

Nathaniel Chalobah

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Boasts only seconds of senior international experience, but nobody can take them away from him.

Stepped off the bench in stoppage-time for England during a 3-2 victory over Spain in the 2018/19 Nations League.

Saw more game time for Forest during a loan spell in 2013/14, netting twice in 12 appearances.