Mark Warburton was appointed Nottingham Forest boss last month
Brereton has become a key player in Nottingham Forest’s bid to avoid relegation even though, at 17, he was still young enough to pick up the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year trophy at last weekend’s EFL Awards.
“He has come in and been fantastic to me and to all the squad,” former Stoke youngster Brereton said.
“He has told us what we are going to do, how we are going to do it and even what we are going to do next season.”
And former Brentford and Rangers boss Warburton described Brereton as ‘outstanding’ after last Saturday’s 2-0 victory over promotion-chasing Huddersfield.
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“To hear him say that was unbelievable,” Brereton said. “Before we went out he told us to make sure their desire for promotion wasn’t bigger than our desire to avoid relegation so that spurred us on.
“We put everything on the line and we’re going to be doing the same thing in every game until the end of the season.
“And take that on into next season as well and hopefully be going for promotion ourselves.”
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Brereton finds it hard to believe that Forest, who host Blackburn in a relegation six-pointer, are at the wrong end of the table.
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“I was surprised that we’re in danger but it’s our fault as a squad really,” he said. “But the lads have stuck together and we have been excellent in the past two games under the new gaffer and we just have to keep working hard and we’ll be okay.
“It’s a big game against Blackburn but the lads are up for it and the team spirit in the changing room is unbelievable.
“No-one is being an individual and if we can get the three points it will be massive.”