Ryan Lowe has heaped praise on Nottingham Forest and their boss Steve Cooper ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Preston North End.

Lowe saw his side beaten 3-2 by Reading on Saturday, whilst Forest had their game at Bournemouth postponed.

Forest have undergone a superb transformation since Cooper arrived at the club, losing just four times in 26 matches in all competitions.

Similarly, Preston have lost just twice in 12 matches since Lowe swapped League One outfit Plymouth for the North West.

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The Lilywhites will have aspirations of claiming a place in the Championship play-offs and a win tomorrow would put them right in the mix.

Ahead of the contest, Lowe has been speaking to the club’s official website and he’s been full of praise for his opposite number tomorrow night.

He said: “Steve Cooper’s done a fantastic job since he’s come in. He’s a top man and a good coach.

“His team are very well-drilled, very well-coached and it’s going to be another encounter for us.

“Every game is tough in the Championship and we’re expecting a tough challenge because they’re a good team.”

Lowe is right, Cooper deserves praise for Forest revival

The 41-year-old head coach seemed like a surprising pick when he was selected to replace Chris Hughton in September.

Five months on and it already looks like not only a decent fit but also a masterstroke by CEO Dane Murphy.

The head coach avenue seemed like a logical one for Forest to explore. The squad was underachieving under Hughton and all that was needed was a bit of belief.

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Cooper has given the squad a great deal of confidence and his team have picked up some great results under his stewardship.

Tomorrow will be another tough game and Forest will be hoping to edge closer to the Championship play-off places with a win over Lowe.

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