Ahead of Nottingham Forest’s game against high-flying Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, manager Gary Brazil’s daughter Ellie has said she is beaming with pride.

Football runs through the Brazil family with 18-year-old Ellie, of West Bridgford, currently playing for Birmingham City Ladies.

She said: “I’m extremely proud of my dad and I know all of my family are. He’s put five years of graft into the club’s academy and look what he’s done there with the likes of Matty Cash, Ben Osborn and Ben Brereton excelling in the first team.

“He deserves every bit of praise and acknowledgement during his time as manager.”

Ellie Brazil has been hailed as a future England Lionesses’ star after playing for their Under-17 side last year.

Whilst Ellie’s career looks to be on the up, Gary Brazil has had a tough start since he was appointed Forest manager, losing two matches in just four days, but Ellie has said that results don’t matter to her.

She added: “My dad has made me enjoy watching Forest again. Regardless of future results, I’m super proud of everything he’s doing for the club and so happy for him because I know he’s wanted the job for a while. He really is ready to properly give it a go.”

This is the second time Gary Brazil has taken over managerial duties until the end of the season after a short stint in 2014 after Billy Davies was sacked.

Forest go into Saturday’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday seven points above the relegation places.