Matt Turner has explained what Steve Cooper said to him prior to signing for Nottingham Forest and he can’t wait to work with the head coach.  

The American goalkeeper swapped Arsenal for the City Ground earlier today. He has penned a four-year contract with the Reds and has taken the number one shirt.  

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Turner signed for the Gunners last summer. He made just seven appearances for the Gunners last season; featuring in the FA Cup and the Europa League.

Now, he has a chance to become the number one custodian at Forest. He will likely be one of two signings between the posts this summer and he has a real chance to shine in the short-term.

George Shelvey has played the vast majority of pre-season; whilst Ethan Horvath is also on the books as another senior option in the Forest ranks.  

After signing for Forest, Turner has explained that he can’t wait to start working for Cooper. He’s also been discussing what the gaffer said to him prior to him putting pen to paper.  

He told the club’s official website: “The chats were great, he definitely had an influence on my decision to come here. Not only what he said to me but also the other players I’ve spoken to who have been on his teams have said great things about him. I’m really excited to get to work under him and I’m eager to learn more and more.” 

Turner can’t wait to work under Steve Cooper at Forest

This is a testament to the football club at the moment. Players simply want to play for Cooper and he’s the type of manager that will give his players lots of backing to succeed.

Turner knows he will have a point to prove on Trentside. He hasn’t played a great deal for Arsenal and he will want to show that he’s good enough to be a number one custodian.

Forest Turner
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Dean Henderson has been heavily courted. His injury from last season hasn’t cleared up yet, however, and Forest want to make sure they receive value for money with that deal.

Turner could thrive at the City Ground under Cooper. The boss will now be hoping that the American isn’t the only signing to come into the club this week.

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