Nottingham Forest legend Nigel Clough clearly still loves the club and when the Reds won promotion he did something classy to Steve Cooper.

The current Mansfield Town boss has been speaking with The Telegraph regarding the Reds and their history with the League Cup.

Clough tasted success in the competition twice with Forest during a period when trips to Wembley were commonplace.

Tonight, the Reds have a chance to take one step towards another Wembley final as they face Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final.

Clough classy Forest
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Nothing will be decided tonight but Forest will be hoping for a positive result to take to Old Trafford next week.

The interview sparked memories in the minds of fans of a certain age and they will remember those days fondly.

It was something else in the interview, however, that implied that Clough still has a Forest badge firmly stamped on his heart.

The Reds won promotion to the Premier League in May. Cooper’s team defeated Huddersfield at Wembley to end 23 years of hurt.

After that game, Clough wrote a letter to Cooper to congratulate him on the achievement.

It’s a classy gesture and one that suggests the Stags’ boss is still backing Forest as a supporter from afar.

Clough makes classy gesture to Forest head coach Cooper

This is a wonderful touch from the former Forest man and supporters will undoubtedly think this is brilliant.

Clough also had some nice comments about the Forest head coach and thinks that he gets the club’s values.

He told The Telegraph: “There have been managers in the past who haven’t embraced the history of the club but Steve gets it.”

Clough classy Forest
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Forest will face United on home soil tonight without any fear whatsoever.

The pressure is firmly on Erik ten Hag and his players, with the Red Devils looking to end their long wait for a trophy.

Clough will likely be watching tonight’s game closely and he will be rooting for a Forest victory.

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