Garth Crooks has delivered a brutal and perhaps somewhat lazy take on the current situation at Nottingham Forest.

The BBC Sport pundit has questioned the credentials of Steve Cooper following Friday’s 3-2 defeat to Fulham.

Crooks named Joao Palhinha in his Team of the Week and then took aim at the Reds who relinquished a lead once again.

Cooper is still learning his way in the Premier League and the last fortnight has been a tough learning curve.

lazy take delivered by Crooks
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Forest were 2-0 up at half-time against Bournemouth and lost 3-2. On Friday they were beaten by the same scoreline after leading 1-0 at the interval.

Points will come at a premium in the big league and Cooper has to find a way to get his team firing.

Crooks, like most other pundits, has chosen to take aim at the head coach and Forest following their latest capitulation.

He told BBC Sport: “I sense a touch of fatalism with each post-match interview given by Steve Cooper and that the task ahead might be too big.

“The owner has not helped by bringing players to the club in August when they should have been here in July.

“Cooper has now got to build a team in September and October which, after the World Cup in November, Forest might be ready to compete.

“By that time though, they could be too far behind to avoid going down.”

Lazy take delivered by Crooks on Forest

For starters, Crooks’ comments on Cooper won’t sit well with Forest supporters given what he’s achieved.

The Reds head coach hasn’t been in charge for a year yet and he’s defied the odds on a consistent basis.

To write him off after seven matches is just madness and he deserves better than that.

In terms of the signings, what on earth is Crooks on about?

lazy take delivered by Crooks
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With transfer windows now in place, it’s not always possible to get the players you really want in July.

Forest needed to do lots of business and it was always going to be a drawn-out process.

The challenge now is to get the players bedded in as quickly as possible and start moving Forest up the table.

Crooks would be wise to start living in the modern-day football world and do some research on the situation Forest found themselves in.

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