Former Nottingham Forest manager Frank Clark has heaped praise on Steve Cooper during an interview with The Athletic.

The Reds incumbent has overseen a remarkable rise up the Championship; taking Forest from bottom place to the play-offs.

Cooper’s team will face Sheffield United over two legs, with the winner set to face Huddersfield or Luton in the play-off final.

Clark praise for Cooper
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Clark knows all about bringing success to the City Ground. He replaced the legendary Brian Clough and led the Reds to a third-place finish in the Premier League.

Now, Cooper is the man tasked with bringing the glory days back to Trentside. He’s been a revelation since coming in and only a few more hurdles remain.

Clark has praised Cooper’s approach to games and believes the Reds are in safe hands for the future.

He told The Athletic: “Steve is incredibly brave. That is what has impressed me about him. If you’re a goal down with 20 minutes to go, he’s never afraid to make changes and go for it.

“Everything he does is positive. Every time he has a difficult decision to make, he gets it right.

“The atmosphere at the City Ground is incredible. The mood is amazing.”

Cooper deserves Clark praise for Forest efforts

The Reds are in safe hands with Cooper at the helm and they will hope that he’s the club’s head coach for many years to come.

Forest have been fantastic since he checked in back in September and they’ve constantly defied the odds throughout the campaign.

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Cooper has been the main driving force behind the resurgent run of form and for that, he deserves every single accolade that comes his way.

Clark knows what it takes to be successful at Forest and Cooper will hope to emulate the man who served the club as a player, manager and director.

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