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Exclusive: Jemson believes Grabban is a big part of Cooper’s plans at Forest

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Former Nottingham Forest player Nigel Jemson believes that Lewis Grabban is very important and is sure he’s a big part of Steve Cooper’s plans going forward.

The 33-year-old has scored 47 goals in 126 appearances for Nottingham Forest, including two in the club’s last two Championship fixtures against both Barnsley and City.

How many goals will Lewis Grabban score for Nottingham Forest this season?

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4-10

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11-20

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Forest are under new leadership now as Cooper replaced Chris as the club’s new head coach and Jemson believes that Grabban will be a big part of the manager’s plans going forward.

“Lewis is always key, in my opinion he’s a striker. Sometimes people form the wrong impression of him because they think he’s lazy but when you play up front on your own, sometimes it’s a very difficult job and it’s lonely up there and you need support, now we’ve not always had support to him.

“Lewis’ record proves itself that if he gets chances he will score goals. We need Lewis Grabban in the box, ok he scored a rocket against but listen that’s not his game, you know it’s sniffing chances out and his record speaks for itself. So keep Lewis fit and obviously we’ve got as well, we’ve got another couple of strikers in the background but Lewis is very important and I’m sure he’s a big part of the manager’s plans going forward,” Jemson told This is Futbol.

Grabban’s experience in the Championship will be crucial as during his career he has featured in 262 matches in the second-tier of English football, scoring 104 goals and registering 19 assists.

Forest under Cooper have seen an upturn in form as they are unbeaten under him. After drawing his opening match against Millwall, the City Ground outfit made it back-to-back victories, as they beat both Barnsley and Birmingham, which has seen the club climb to 17th in the Championship table. 

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