Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen has spoken to Luton Today ahead of his return to the City Ground this evening, with the ex-Red admitting that he can’t wait to head back to his old stomping ground.
The Hatters travel to the Midlands in search of another victory after seeing off the challenge of Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, with Cohen now forming part of the club’s coaching staff under Nathan Jones.
Of course, Cohen is a name which is synonymous with the Forest faithful, with the 33-year-old having played 300 games for the Reds between 2007 and 2018, whilst also captaining the club during that period.
Speaking ahead of his return to Nottingham, Cohen was quick to speak of his excitement:
“We played them in the home game but it is very different going away and back to the City Ground where I had loads of good memories.
“It is a bit of a stereotypical thing to say but the only thing that matters until after the whistle is us trying to get more points and build on Saturday’s performance.
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“After that, it would be lovely to catch up with some people and see a few friendly faces.
“My time there was brilliant, 13 years, 11 as a player and two as a coach in the academy, so I had an amazing time.
“It’s a great football club, steeped in history and hopefully one day it will get back to where the fans deserve it to be.”
Cohen has been in his post with Luton since September last year and will be hoping that his current side can pick up another positive result this evening and keep moving up the league standings.
It is such a shame that Cohen won’t be received by a packed out City Ground tonight, with the fans sure to have been pleased to see one of their former favourites back home at the club.
He was a terrific servant for Forest during his time there and I’m sure he may feel quite emotional about going back there after hanging up his boots.
Whether Luton can grab another win or not is another matter entirely, with the Reds having also been rejuvenated under Chris Hughton.
If they can approach the game in the same manner that they have done in the past few weeks, there’s no reason why the home side can’t pick up yet another important victory on home turf.