Lyle Taylor has heaped praise on Steve Cooper for the impact he’s had since arriving at Nottingham Forest last month.

The Reds head coach was the man chosen to replace Chris Hughton following a winless start to 2021/22.

Cooper oversaw back-to-back play-off campaigns with Swansea City and was the man tasked with reviving the team by Dane Murphy.

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Forest have claimed seven points from three games he has taken charge of. In the last two away games, the Reds have plunged six goals, with just one in reply.

Taylor hasn’t featured a lot under the new manager just yet. Lewis Grabban is bang in form and he’ll be forced into a waiting game.

He has, however, lauded the impact and feels he’s learning something new each and every day.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “You see the attention to detail in training and it’s out of this world. I’m 31 and it’s ripping up the playbook and starting again. It’s insane.

“The atmosphere around the place is fantastic and as a a player, you go about your business, you go to work but if you can go to work and enjoy what you’re doing, you get a real buzz.

 

“The new manager has come in and he’s kind of flipped everything on its head.”

Taylor needs to use confidence to silence Forest critics

The next time Taylor is handed a chance to shine, he has to use this new-found confidence to showcase his talents to people.

Clearly, he is a good goalscorer but Forest fans have seen it in very small flashes.

Taylor put Forest to the sword twice in 2018/19 and that caught the eye of Sabri Lamouchi.

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Things haven’t quite gone according to plan at the City Ground though and he’ll be hoping for a few more goals.

Taylor isn’t the only man to come out and praise the impact of the new manager.

Listening to the player speak about Cooper can only bode well for the future and it would seem as though Forest are in capable hands.

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