Former Nottingham Forest star Kris Commons has told Nottinghamshire Live that he hopes the Reds can maintain their promotion push. The former wing wizard has also taken a pop shot at former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds are firmly in the mix to challenge for a play-off place. Since arriving on Trentside, Steve Cooper has worked his magic on the team and they’ve gone from 24th in the league table to seventh and two points off the top-six.

Forest deserve immense credit for what they’ve achieved already. Cooper will maintain that nothing has been won just yet though and Commons hopes the Reds can avoid their season tailing off this time around.

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He’s also mentioned the win over Leicester and namechecked Brendan Rodgers. Like many former Celtic players, Commons was critical of the manager for leaving Celtic Park without helping the team claim their 10th title in succession.

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He told Nottinghamshire Live: “The Leicester win will have given a huge amount of confidence. That sent shockwaves through the East Midlands to the extent where it puts people like Brendan Rodgers in the spotlight.

“I do hope they can stick around and are in with a shout of the play-offs, considering where they were when Steve Cooper came in.

“Game management and experience come into play now, and it can at times be about coming away with three points when you’ve not played very well.”

Commons shares views of every Forest fan

The former winger left Forest for Derby and that saw him burn a lot of bridges at the City Ground. Ultimately, he remains a supporter of the club and now he’s clearly wanting them to achieve their promotion dream.

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Commons shares the views of every Forest fan and under Cooper, things do feel somewhat different.

Having claimed just one point from the opening seven games of the campaign, the Reds have been playing catch up for a lot of the current campaign.

Forest can’t dwell on the past, however, and if they continue their good run between now and then the end of the season, the play-offs are well within their grasp.

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