Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has heaped praise on Keinan Davis and Max Lowe with both players currently preparing to come back from injuries.

The Reds duo were both missing as Forest threw the automatic promotion race wide open with a 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Lowe has been missing since limping out of the 4-0 win over Reading in March. A troublesome groin injury has reared its ugly head and he might not play again this season.

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Davis went off at Luton on Good Friday. He’s in the early stages of a hamstring strain but could return for the play-off campaign, should Forest require those games for promotion.

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Cooper has been discussing the duo and they’ve both done something that he’s been absolutely delighted with.

He told The Athletic: “It is great they want to stay here (for their rehab). They are part of it. They are popular lads and they’ve made friends here. We just need to shut Keinan up a bit!”

Forest would dearly love to have both players back for the play-offs. Davis provides a different option in the attack, whilst Lowe is a more natural option to Jack Colback at left wing-back.

Forest boss Cooper should sign Davis and Lowe permanently

Given the number of loan players in their ranks, Cooper could see his squad somewhat decimated during the summer. As a result, Davis and Lowe would both be useful signings.

Both players are 24-years-old and taking that into consideration, the Reds would surely welcome both players with large potential being permanently added.

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Davis has been worshipped by the fans with his ability to muscle past the opposition; whilst Lowe shows calmness and maturity at both ends of the pitch.

Cooper will have to do some strengthening in the summer and Davis and Lowe would both make a decent start to the transfer window.

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