Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has been videoed firing up the Reds supporters following a last-gasp 2-1 win over Bristol City in the Championship.
The Reds secured the win thanks to two Lyle Taylor goals in injury-time. Afterwards, the new head coach stuck to tradition by firing his triple fist pump in the direction of the fans.
Cooper is making a refreshing change to Chris Hughton. Although results didn’t go for the former boss, he very rarely thanked the fans for their tremendous backing; instead choosing to head straight down the tunnel.
After Tuesday’s unbelievable three points, Cooper was back on centre stage. He headed over to the 1,500 travelling supporters and did his trademark fist pump; much to the delight of the fans.
Cooper relights Forest fire
With a real disconnection between the team and the supporters when he checked in, what Cooper has achieved in such a short space of time is remarkable.
He has earned the trust of the fan base and they are buying into the type of football that he has got his Forest side playing. There is a real identity now and the team is extremely watchable.
Cooper and his fist pumps are a joy to behold. Look through a squinted eye and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching the Gavin and Stacey episode where Uncle Bryn throws Gwen a surprise party. Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Forest were firmly rooted to the foot of the Championship table when Cooper took over. Now they are top of the form table with 16 points from six games; with the new head coach in charge for five of those.
The connection between the team and the fans is returning and what was a toxic environment is now becoming sweetness and light.
Cooper has come in and revived the whole club with positive, attacking football and supporters can start to fall in love with Nottingham Forest all over again.