Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper is developing a tradition that is going down a treat with supporters.

The Reds have claimed 30 points from 15 games since Chris Hughton departed the City Ground in September.

Forest are scoring goals, having a go in every game and ultimately hope springs eternal on the banks of the River Trent.

The head coach is striking the right tones with supporters. One thing that has become customary following a victory is the trademark three fist pumps in the direction of the fan base.

Forest Cooper
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On Saturday, Cooper would have been forgiven for really going overboard with his celebrations.

He left Swansea under something of a cloud in the summer and bizarrely many fans were glad to see the back of him.

That does seem somewhat odd given that he led them to the play-offs in successive seasons.

Forest didn’t just beat Swansea, they absolutely obliterated them! The 4-1 scoreline didn’t flatter the Reds in the slightest and a dominant second 45 could have reaped more goals.

Cooper was pretty reserved though, given the fan base just one fist pump instead of the customary three. Ever the professional!

Cooper has Forest on track

It won’t be all sweetness and fist pumps every single week but Forest have had a go in every game since he took over from Hughton.

Forest fans don’t demand a team that wins every week; effort, determination and a desire to win are mandatory requirements, however.

Forest Cooper
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Cooper has quickly adopted that approach at the City Ground and fans are buying into his ethos.

Forest have had too many dark days in recent years and the head coach is starting to show that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Supporters will hope for more celebrations – and points – from a busy Christmas period.

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