Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has dismissed any suggestions that he’s in the running to replace Graham Potter as the new Brighton manager.

The Reds incumbent is out of contract in the summer and 90Min last weekend claimed that he was on the radar.

Cooper doesn’t appear keen, however, and is fully focused on his job at the City Ground.

Cooper not in Potter running
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Forest have lost three matches on the spin and will look to return to winning ways against Fulham on Friday night.

The Reds lost 3-2 to Bournemouth last time out, despite leading 2-0 at half-time and things have to change.

Cooper was quizzed on the Brighton links but he insists that he’s only focused on his job at Forest.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I haven’t really thought about that, there is certainly no truth in it.

“Everyone who knows me knows what working for Nottingham Forest means to me and how important it is, especially after losing a couple of games.

“It matters more to me. That is the only thing on my mind, the job I am doing here on a daily basis. It’s consuming enough as it is. It’s the only job on my mind.”

Cooper not in running to replace Potter at Brighton

This will be music to the ears of Nottingham Forest supporters. The Reds fan base will now be hoping that Evangelos Marinakis rewards his faith with a new contract.

Cooper not in Potter running
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Brighton would provide Cooper with an attractive proposition. They’re an established Premier League club and have started 2022/23 with aplomb.

The Welshman is close to bringing up a year in charge at the City Ground and he clearly values his role.

That will be great to hear for Forest supporters and they will hope the boss will be in charge for many years to come.

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