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Nottingham Forest podcaster Mikey Clarke has been sharing his thoughts on newly appointed Forest manager Steve Cooper and his time in charge of the team so far. 

This comes after Clarke made an appearance on a recent episode of Nottinghamshire Live’s Forest-themed podcast Garibaldi Red, where he spoke about a range of subjects surrounding the Midlands club.

On the subject of Cooper’s first match in charge of the club after replacing earlier this month that saw Forest draw 1-1 against Millwall, Clarke had this to say about the result and Cooper’s reign moving forward.

He said: “Once Steve’s had a bit of time to work with the guys, maybe try to implement some of his own methods, I think you might see a bit of a shift from that point.

“I don’t think you were ever going to see it on Saturday, but I was encouraged that we came back and we held on for a point, because let’s be honest, a couple of weeks ago, we would have lost that probably to knock-down from a header.

“But yeah, in general, a fair result, I was quite enthused with what I saw and it’s all about the next few weeks, I think, trying to get that understanding of what Cooper is going to bring to the table.

“Hopefully, we might see a bit more front-foot football, rather than what we’ve seen in the past.”

TIF Thoughts on Mikey Clarke’s comments on Cooper and the match…

Prior to taking the job at Forest, Cooper took charge of 105 matches with fellow Championship club Swansea across all competitions, winning 47, drawing 28 and losing 30 in the process.

The clash against saw Forest edge the overall possession with 55% and rack up 10 attempts at goal with three on target (per BBC Sport).

Even though Cooper couldn’t deliver Forest a win in his first match in charge of the team, it’s good to hear that Clarke was encouraged by what he saw against the Lions.

In our view, while it’s clearly too early to make a verdict on Cooper and his reign at Forest, he will have to make sure he starts to get some wins on the board as soon as he can considering Forest are still sat in the relegation zone of the Championship table with just five points.

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