England cricket star Stuart Broad has taken to Twitter to praise Nottingham Forest as they finished their regular season with a 1-1 draw at Hull.

The Reds finished fourth in the Championship and the 80 points they claimed is the highest since they won promotion in 1998.

Steve Cooper has worked wonders since checking in at the City Ground back in September.

Forest must now regain their focus for a two-legged play-off semi-final against Sheffield United who only came out of the Premier League last season.

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The two games between the two sides in the league resulted in 1-1 draws and the Reds know that they will have to be on their game to claim a positive outcome over two legs.

Forest took the lead in the second minute of stoppage time at Hull after Brennan Johnson scored from the spot.

Moments later though, Keane Lewis-Potter met a Lewie Coyle cross to head the Tigers level with seconds remaining on the clock.

It was a bizarre way to finish the regular campaign and Forest must now take stock and prepare for the challenge of the play-offs.

Cooper will have his team ready for next Saturday and Forest will hope to bring a positive result back to the City Ground.

Broad offers praise to Forest on Twitter

The fast bowler will be hoping to impress new England skipper Ben Stokes next Saturday as he performs at Lords.

However, he’s hoping to be at the City Ground for the return leg at the City Ground a week on Tuesday.

Broad is right to suggest that Cooper and the team deserve praise for what they achieved over the normal campaign.

Broad praise Forest
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To claim a play-off place having been bottom after seven games is simply ridiculous and the head coach has done something that no other manager has previously achieved.

Now, the season resets and Forest must go again. Broad will hope that he can regain his England spot in the coming months and receive the double whammy of Forest reaching the Premier League.

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