2023-01-24 11:14:39

Steve Cooper using Nottingham Forests history in League Cup as motivation

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The Independent
By Phil Medlicott

Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forests history is something those currently at the club embrace and want to use as motivation as they look to create new moments.

Forests honours list famously features a league title and two European Cup triumphs under Brian Clough, who also oversaw them winning four League Cups.

On Wednesday, they play in the semi-finals of the latter competition for the first time in 31 years, taking on Manchester United at home in the first leg before heading to Old Trafford for the second leg a week later.

Boss Cooper, who last season guided Forest back to the Premier League after a 23-year absence, said when asked how important the clubs history was to him when heading into big games like Wednesdays: I think we embrace it.

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