On the importance of returning to Premier League action with a win, he added: "We will take it step by step, game by game, we never look too far ahead. "Follow Friday's Premier League manager news conferences hereNottingham Forest have joined Fulham in wanting to sign 29-year-old Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from Everton. (Mail), externalWant more transfer stories? Read Friday's full gossip columnNottingham Forest have announced a partnership with UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, that will see the charity's logo appear on the front of the club's shirts from the start of 2023 and for the rest of the season. Forest have also made a financial donation to help support people fleeing conflict around the world.
"Overall, itвЂ™s job well done and there are loads of positives, but some bits that I didnвЂ™t quite like as well. "The World Cup is done and dusted. В We know part of the fun is finding the key player or hidden gem in the tournament who could be a superb addition to your club's squad if signed. So who did you pick out? Which player is the one you'd love to see arrive in January and why? Let us know hereFormer Nottingham Forest keeper Jordan Smith has been reflecting on his stunning save against Ipswich on the final day of the season in May 2017. Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, Smith relived the moment he turned Dominic Samuel's shot onto the bar with the scores level before Forest went on to win 3-0 and secure their Championship status for another year.
That may well be the case, but I wouldn't be surprised if they make hard work of winning this game and need a bit of magic from Marcus Rashford to get over the line. Chesney's prediction: 3-1Image source, Getty ImagesWe've jumbled up eight Nottingham Forest kits from the Premier League era. Can you put them in the right order? Take our quiz hereImage source, Getty ImagesManager Steve Cooper says his standout moment of 2022 has been bringing joy to Nottingham Forest fans.
On Jesse Lingard's Old Trafford return, he said: "Jesse has experience, heвЂ™s played in big occasions before and heвЂ™ll know that the best thing to do is to concentrate on the football. "When asked if he thinks Forest have benefited from the World Cup break, he said: "We hope. The reality is we donвЂ™t know. "Cooper was asked about the January transfer window and said: "Just because we had a busy summer transfer window doesnвЂ™t mean we canвЂ™t do anything in this window. "He said Erik ten Hag's side are "obviously a very good team and a dangerous opponent".
Nottingham Forest's Jesse Lingard scored 20 goals in 149 Premier League appearances for Manchester United between 2014 and 2022 вЂ“ this could be his first ever game against his former side in the competition. Image source, Getty ImagesSteve Cooper has hinted that Nottingham Forest are likely to be active in the January transfer window. He said signing 22 new players in the summer doesn't mean the club can't recruit next month. "Like every club we will be looking at what we think may be possible and right to do, " he said. "There is more interest in what we do because of last summer and the numbers and the turnaround but we canвЂ™t pay attention to that.
That means a lot. We want to make 2023 successful as well, but if we do just look at 2022 it's been pretty good. "I'm glad the supporters have got what they deserved - they are the real people of this football club. That's what gives me the biggest joy, to see that they are happy with how the year has gone and the days we have been able to give them. "When they bring the new year in and think about the club, hopefully they can think positive things. "Listen to the full clip over hereNottingham Forest have lost four of their five Premier League away games against Manchester United, with the exception being a 2-1 win in December 1994.
That victory accounted for 50% of the total goals United conceded at Old Trafford in the league that season. This is United's first game against Forest since an 8-1 win at the City Ground in February 1999. Manchester United have scored more goals from fast breaks than any other side in the Premier League this season (five). These goals account for 25% of their total so far this term (5/20), also a league-high.
"So we have to take all that into account and just because we had a busy summer transfer window that doesnвЂ™t mean we canвЂ™t do anything in this window. "Steve Cooper has been speaking to the media before Tuesday's match against Manchester United. Here are the key lines from the Nottingham Forest boss:With Dean Henderson being unable to feature against his parent club, Cooper said: "We have more than capable lads. "He is hopeful Wayne Hennessey will be fit and available for selection.
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"We are delighted that for the remainder of the season we will use the front of the famous Nottingham Forest shirt to tell such an important story, " club owner Evangelos Marinakis told the club website., external "It will be an honour to display their name on our shirt in support of this important cause. "I am proud to have partnered with the United NationsвЂ™ global work before, with Olympiakos back in 2013. We supported Unicef for four years, choosing to make a significant financial contribution to their charitable work rather than taking income from a sponsor, and giving their cause prominence on the front, and then the back, of the Olympiakos shirt.
Nottingham Forest - BBC SportFor the first set of festive fixtures, from 26 to 28 December, Chris Sutton is up againstВ singer and West Ham fan Chesney Hawkes. Sutton's prediction: 1-0At the start of the season, I didn't think Nottingham Forest would go down but right now they are bang in trouble. At least Forest have got some time to save themselves but their away record is appalling - just two points and one goal from seven games - and I don't see them adding to either tally at Old Trafford. Now old sulky pants - aka Cristiano Ronaldo - has gone, the expectation is that Manchester United will be in a better place and be much better as a team.
"We should have been out of sight after 15 or 20 minutes, " he said. "After we got the first goal, I wanted the team to step on and take the game away from Blackburn. "I thought we could have been a bit more ruthless and aggressive with our play. I never felt like we did not control the game, but I did not like our decision-making after the goal. "Wales forward Brennan Johnson was a constant menace on the right, winning and scoring the penalty for ForestвЂ™s opener, and Cooper reserved special praise for the 21-year-old. "I thought he was a right threat today and it was only a matter of time before he created and scored again, " said Cooper. "He took the penalty really well and looked clinical.
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"I hope fans of Nottingham Forest will also be proud that we have chosen to highlight the work of UNHCR for the remainder of the season, in addition to the local causes our Community Trust supports. This comes at a time when the world faces enormous challenges in helping the most vulnerable people in society. "Image source, ReutersSteve Cooper admitted there were parts of Nottingham ForestвЂ™s performance he "didnвЂ™t like", despite a 4-1 victory at Blackburn Rovers that sent them cruising into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. A double from Brennan Johnson and goals by Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Ayoniyi saw off their high-flying Championship hosts, but Cooper said afterwards he wanted his side "to be more ruthless".
We have to deal with the here and now and treat the transfer window for what it is and that is an opportunity to strengthen and improve the squad if that is what we need to do. "WhatвЂ™s worth saying with us is unfortunately weвЂ™ve picked up a long-term injury at the World Cup with Cheikhou [Kouyate], Moussa Niakhate is not back with us and then there is Omar Richards. They are players we hoped would have been close to returning by now.
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