Steve Cooper's Reds cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Tykes at the City Ground Nottingham Forest took another step towards breaking into the top six as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Barnsley. Steve Cooper’s side made it three league wins on the trot as goals from Keinan Davis, Ryan Yates and Brennan Johnson moved them closer to the play-off places.
Goals from Kienan Davis and Ryan Yates have given Steve Cooper's men a 2-0 lead at the half-time break. Former Nottingham Forest man Matty Cash has taken to social media to give his verdict on the Reds’ first half performance against Barnsley. Forest went into the game against the bottom club looking to extend a winning run to four straight games following victories over Arsenal, Millwall and Derby County.
The Reds are aiming to make it three Championship wins on the bounce when they face the Tykes at the City Ground Head coach Steve Cooper makes just one change to his starting XI for Nottingham Forest’s clash with Barnsley tonight. The Reds are out to make it three league wins on the spin and close the gap on the top six when they face the Tykes in the rearranged match at the City Ground.
Reading have had to fend off interest from Tom Holmes already this transfer window but it may not be this month that they have to worry about, with Berkshire Live reporting that a move away in the summer is ‘more likely’ for him. The Royals have struggled in the table so far this campaign and with a points deduction and off-field issues, it has been a season to forget for most involved at the club.
Nottingham Forest could be set to seal a deal for a promising youngster in Bobby Jack McAleese, as reported by the Belfast Telegraph. The Championship side have looked sharp under new boss Steve Cooper and while the boss and the club continue to work on bringing in fresh talent to improve the first-team, it looks like they are also keeping an eye on potential talent for the future too.
Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates has revealed that the club’s victory over Derby County in the first senior game that he featured in against their arch-rivals is the highlight of his career to date. Yates was selected for the Reds’ clash with the Rams in 2019 at the City Ground and helped his side secure all three points in this particular fixture at the City Ground.
The two sides will meet at the City Ground this evening in the Championship Nottingham Forest will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to three successive league games when they welcome Barnsley to the City Ground on Tuesday evening (7:45pm kick-off). The Reds bagged all three points in the East Midlands derby against Derby County last weekend to strengthen their position in the top 10.
Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has revealed that Brice Samba will be fit enough to feature in tonight’s clash with Barnsley. The goalkeeper sustained a head injury during the first half of the Reds’ clash with Derby County on Saturday. Cleared to play for the rest of the fixture by Forest’s medical team, Samba helped his side secure all three points in this showdown by producing a solid display at the City Ground.
Sheffield United left-back Max Lowe has spent this season on loan at Forest but had not played since November sue to injury Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is ‘proud’ of Max Lowe after he made his long-awaited return to football following a calf injury. The 24-year-old - on loan at Forest from Sheffield United - had not featured for the Reds since a 1-1 draw against Reading in November.
Incomings and outgoings are expected at the City Ground before the January transfer window closes Boss Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forest have plenty of options to cope with the absence of defender Joe Worrall without the need to “dive” into the transfer market for a replacement. It comes as the Welshman insists there is “zero truth” to national reports which have linked the Reds with chasing Rangers centre-back Connor Goldson.
Reds head coach Steve Cooper has one week left in which to complete his January transfer business Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper hasn’t ruled out a “lively” end to the January transfer window. The Reds have one week left in which to complete their business, having got their fair share of deals done early on.
Steve Cooper's Reds face Barnsley at the City Ground looking to make it three league wins in a row Boss Steve Cooper has spoken of his “pride” in Nottingham Forest defender Max Lowe after he made his comeback from injury. The Sheffield United loanee had been absent for two months with a groin strain before making his return in Saturday’s victory over Derby County.
Barnsley are in a real fight to remain a Championship club this season, and whilst the early stages suggested a similar story could be the case at The City Ground, Nottingham Forest are knocking on the door of the play-offs. Steve Cooper has restored a good feeling around the club, with the Reds enjoying instant success under the former Swansea City manager.
Nottingham Forest are pushing hard to sign Jed Wallace this January as the deadline begins to loom, sources have explained to Football League World. Wallace’s contract at Millwall is running down and a move away from the New Den looks like it could be on the cards in the final week of the January transfer window.
The Reds have had bids for the Blackpool wide man rejected this month Josh Bowler has been urged to stay with Blackpool for now amid Nottingham Forest’s interest in the winger. The Reds have had bids rejected for the former Everton wide man, who has emerged as one of head coach Steve Cooper’s top targets this month.
Newcastle United player Sean Longstaff is a target for Nottingham Forest but the Magpies are not willing to let him leave the club as things stand, Football League World has been told. A report from the printed Mirror over the weekend revealed that Longstaff is a target for Forest, who are looking to achieve a play-off spot this season in the Sky Bet Championship.
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… Nottingham Forest are reportedly keen on signing Rangers defender Connor Goldson on a pre-contract.
Further transfer business is expected at the City Ground before the January window closes in one week's time Xande Silva is said to be “thinking warmly” about a move from Nottingham Forest to Aris Thessaloniki before the January window closes. The attacker has been a target for the Greek side for some time, having enjoyed a loan spell there last season.
Having already bolstered their squad this month by securing the services of Keinan Davis, Steve Cook and Richie Laryea, Nottingham Forest have now been linked with a potential swoop for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff. According to a report from Sunday’s print edition of the Daily Mirror (23/1, page 72), the Reds are believed to be lining up a £2m move for Longstaff.
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper must have a rethink in defence for Tuesday’s Championship clash with Barnsley after revealing Joe Worrall faces six weeks out with broken ribs. Worrall was missing for Saturday’s 2-1 win over rivals Derby, with Ryan Yates brought into the back three, but Forest struggled early on and Cooper switched formation in the first half.