Nottingham Forest had four players named in the Championship Team of the Week after Saturday’s 4-0 rout of Reading but there was no place for Steve Cooper.
Djed Spence, Joe Worrall, Ryan Yates and Keinan Davis were named, although there was no place for manager Steve Cooper.
The incumbent did perhaps get unlucky considering Coventry thrashed Sheffield United without their manager in the stadium.
Mark Robins was missing for the game against their rivals for a play-off place and Dennis Lawrence got the nod.
Still, it’s nice to see Forest get recognised for their demolition job and each of the four players deserve their praise.
Davis was always going to get in the team after scoring twice. His first goal came after just 17 seconds and gave Forest their catalyst for a big win.
Worrall too was likely to be included. He was in the mood and actually played a part in all four goals during the comprehensive win.
He flexed his quality in playing out from the back on a weekend when he was once again linked with a move to West Ham.
Yates has been fantastic for weeks and he scored Forest’s third goal. His long-range effort rasped into the back of the net, leaving Luke Southwood with no chance.
Spence is typically superb in every game he plays and he finished the game with two assists.
Joy for Forest but Cooper is unlucky
The Reds boss can count himself very hard done by. Okay, Coventry did claim a good result but Cooper massively impacted the Forest win.
Forest’s fourth goal saw all three subs combine. Cafu’s delightful flick found Xande Silva and his delicious cross found Sam Surridge who neatly slotted home.
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It was a beautiful goal and offered a firm reminder of just how good this Forest side can be on their day.
Cooper won’t be bothered about personal accolades and he will be more satisfied that four of his players made the team instead.
The future looks very bright for Forest.