Steve Cooper's startling transformation of Nottingham Forest and the Swansea City return he'll be 'right up for'
The Swans take on Forest in the Championship on Saturday Steve Cooper returns to Swansea City for the first time this weekend after leaving the club in the summer. The Welshman chose to cut short his time with the Swans having missed out on promotion to the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Brentford in last season's Championship play-off final.
Incomings and outgoings are expected at the City Ground when the winter window opens next month Forgotten summer signing Xande Silva could be set to leave Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window. The 24-year-old penned a two-year deal with the Reds on deadline day in the summer, making the move from West Ham United.
Boss Steve Cooper will soon get chance to tweak his Reds squad as the January transfer window is fast approaching James Garner had a grin almost as wide as the Trent as he scored his first goal of the season for Nottingham Forest on Saturday. And boss Steve Cooper teases he is keen to see the Manchester United loanee “smile a bit more” often!
Chris Hughton has been out of work since being sacked by the Reds in September after less than a year in charge Chris Hughton has spoken about his “tough” time at Nottingham Forest and how he took a “knock” as a result of being sacked. But the 62-year-old is eager for a return to club management, having been out of work since leaving the City Ground in September.
could be back in the football business soon following his Forest exit Chris Hughton Former Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has been linked with the vacant Ipswich Town manager's job. The Tractor Boys are on the search for a new manager after Paul Cook was relieved of his duties following a 0-0 draw with League Two side Barrow in the FA Cup.
Ipswich Town have made the decision to part ways with Paul Cook following what has been a disappointing start to the campaign for the Tractor Boys after their summer outlay. Cook was heavily backed by Ipswich’s new owners over the summer and he was able to bring in a host of players that on paper at least should be considered amongst the best in League One.
Nottingham Forest boss admits his side were second best in the first-half, but worthy winners over Peterborough United in the end
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper had to make a souple of tactical tweaks before his side could overcome a spirited Peterborough United side at the City Ground. Forest delivered a flat first-half display before taking control of the game to win with late goals from Manchester United loanee James Garner and Ryan Yates.
Lewis Grabban has delivered some memorable moments for Nottingham Forest in the Championship since joining the club in 2018. A proven performer at this level, the forward has managed to find the back of the net on 50 occasions in the second-tier during his stint at the City Ground.
Nottingham Forest have been revolutionised and revamped under Steve Cooper – and Brice Samba has now spoken to Nottinghamshire Live about life at the club so far this season, including how he ‘wasn’t happy’ about being dropped under Chris Hughton. Te goalkeeper has been a mainstay in the team this season despite finding himself on the bench, playing in 19 games so far this season and conceding 21 goals.
Five managers in the Championship have already lost their job this season, including Neil Warnock and Chris Hughton and the 24 bosses currently in charge have varying degrees of job security Five managers have lost their jobs so far in the Championship this season - but history tells us that is unlikely to be the end of the matter.
Quiz: 30 questions about some of Nottingham Forest’s best ever goalkeepers – Can you score 100% correct?
Nottingham Forest will be seeking to continue their recovery this season under the guidance of Steve Cooper, after the Welshman came in as a replacement for Chris Hughton earlier this year at the City Ground. Here, we have devised a 30 question quiz about some of the club’s more memorable and less memorable goalkeepers from over the years.
‘It’s a departure that needs to happen’ – Nottingham Forest face dilemma with 24-year-old as January edges closer: The verdict
This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more… After being given another chance by Chris Hughton at Nottingham Forest earlier this season, Joao Carvalho has once again disappeared from the radar of Reds’ fans.
It's been more than a decade since the Magpies claimed their one and only win at the Emirates Stadium It’s just over 11 years since Chris Hughton led Newcastle to their first and only victory in 16 visits to the Emirates Stadium, courtesy of a winner from a young Andy Carroll.
Steve Cooper offers insight into the Nottingham Forest dressing room after their 0-0 draw with Luton
Brice Samba played a huge hand in Nottingham Forest digging in for a hard-earned point at home to Luton Town on Tuesday evening. The Reds had to battle on a man down after Jack Colback was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the hour mark. What made matters worse was that second offence resulted in a penalty with Tom Lockyer hauled down at a corner kick.
The Reds have lost just once since the Welshman replaced Chris Hughton in charge at the City Ground Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forest have much more progress to make under his stewardship, having overseen his first 10 games as manager. The Reds have turned their form around under the Welshman, climbing to within six points of the play-off spots after falling to just one defeat since he replaced Chris Hughton.
Feyenoord forward Cyriel Dessers has revealed Nottingham Forest was one of three teams he could have joined on deadline day in the previous window before opting to sign for the Eredivisie outfit, speaking in an interview with Sports Nieuws. Belgian top-tier outfit Royal Antwerp, Forest and his current side were all in the race for his signature after mainly coming off the bench for parent club Genk during the 2020/21 campaign, with the arrival of ex-Chelsea man Ike Ugbo in August damaging his chances of receiving regular game time at the Luminus Arena.
Mohamed Drager and Xande Silva are among a group of players yet to feature for Nottingham Forest under Steve Cooper Boss Steve Cooper has told those Nottingham Forest players who have yet to feature under him to keep trying to catch his eye in training. The Welshman has generally stuck with a settled XI and matchday squad during his 10 games at the helm, meaning some players have yet to get time on the pitch.
Nottingham Forest will be looking to continue their impressive start to life under the guidance of their new manager Steve Cooper when they head to the Select Car Leasing Stadium to face Reading today. Since making the decision to replace Chris Hughton with the Welshman, the Reds have managed to win five of their last nine league matches.
David Prutton has backed former club Nottingham Forest to continue their positive start under Steve Cooper by picking up three points at Reading this weekend. The former Swansea chief has made an instant impact since succeeding Chris Hughton at the City Ground, although they do head into the fixture with just one win in four.
It’s fair to say the general feeling around Nottingham Forest is positive right now. Certainly a start contrast to the opening advances of the Championship season whereby the Reds found themselves rock bottom of the second tier table, having lost six of their first seven games under former boss Chris Hughton.