TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has heaped praise on one Nottingham Forest star and also backtracked regarding some criticism of Steve Cooper.

The Reds’ head coach masterminded Forest to a 4-1 win over FA Cup holders Leicester at the City Ground yesterday.

Naturally, that has seen the boss come in for some praise from plenty of media outlets and pundits alike.

Forest are in fine form under the head coach; although they were disappointing in defeat at Cardiff last week.

Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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The team bounced back though and Leicester relinquished their grasp on the FA Cup trophy which they won last week.

Djed Spence was in fine form, putting the cap on a stunning victory with a well-taken striker which had Danny Ward all ends up.

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan discussed Forest on-air and had some praise for Spence and also suggested he was perhaps hasty to judge Cooper.

He told TalkSPORT (07/02; 10:25am): “Forest were immense. The boy Spence was unbelievable. It was a spectacle yesterday.

“My initial judgment on Cooper and him being a bridesmaid was perhaps a bit harsh. He’s doing a great job but that great job needs to translate to Forest getting into the play-offs and winning promotion to the Premier League.”

Spence was incredible and Cooper is king for Forest

The right-back has been a revelation for Forest. He has really kicked on under Cooper and is probably the best performing right-back in the entire division.

Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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For Jordan to call Cooper back in September never really made much sense. In two years managing in men’s football, the renowned coach has secured back-to-back top-six finishes.

Forest have gone through several managers in recent years. Now, the club finally looks well set for the future and Cooper looks like finally being the man to lead the Reds back to the promised land of the Premier League.

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