Report details what Steve Cooper hated about Nottingham Forest when he arrived

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper wasn’t happy with one aspect of his squad when he walked through the City Ground door, according to The Athletic.

The Welshman has overseen a remarkable transformation. Forest have lost just once since Chris Hughton was sacked in September with the club rock bottom of the division.

Cooper’s men have won three on the trot and travel to Middlesbrough today sitting in seventh in the table.

Forest are unbeaten in nine matches and it’s like watching a completely different team from the one that toiled under Hughton.

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A report has claimed one aspect that Cooper really wasn’t happy with when he walked into the City Ground.

It’s claimed that the boss noticed straight away that players didn’t celebrate every goal together. His desire was that all 11 players celebrated together after the ball had gone into the net.

Since then he’s tried to instil that togetherness into his players and there is a clear unity at the football club right now.

Forest have become well versed in sticking the ball in the net. Last season only Southend and Derby scored fewer times than the Reds in the entire football league.

Under Cooper, Forest have only failed to find the net in three outings against Fulham and Luton and West Brom.

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What a brilliant thing to read. A lot is made regarding tactics and strategies but sometimes having every player signing from the same hymn sheet can make a big difference.

Forest have been entertaining of late and the Reds look to be going places under their new manager.

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Of course, there is some work to do but for supporters, every game is now eagerly-anticipated.

Cooper’s men have a go in each game they play and everybody seems to be pulling in the same direction.

Togetherness can take Forest a long way and under the head coach, supporters can start to look up rather than down at the Championship table.

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