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Nottingham Forest player gives his honest verdict on the club’s relegation battle



Nottingham Forest’s Chris Cohen believes his side have “enough good players” to avoid relegation from the Sky Bet Championship, reports the Nottingham Post.

Mark Warburton was appointed as the new first-team manager last week, as relegation fears began to grow at the City Ground.

Warburton watched on as Forest scraped a 2-2 draw with fierce rivals Derby County on Saturday afternoon, thanks to a late Daniel Pinillos goal.

That result left Forest 20th in the Championship table, but just one-point above the relegation zone, with eight fixtures of the season remaining.

Despite their lowly league position, Cohen is confident his side can survive and improve next season, he told the Nottingham Post: “I genuinely believe we have enough good players to stay in this division and then improve again next year. That has to be the aim.

“We need to go out and win games. I have been around long enough to know that the important part is not talking about it – it is doing it.

“I have real confidence that we can do it though, when I reflect on the way we played the other day and the ideas the manager is already getting across. It really suits the players we have got and we want to see good football played as well, so it feels like a good fit.”

Forest have a two-week break until their next league fixture against Preston North End, where Warburton will be expected to work closely with his squad having just been appointed.

Amongst Forest’s remaining eight games, are crucial clashes with relegation rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers, fixtures, which could be crucial for Warburton’s side securing their Championship status.

Forest fans… Do you agree with Cohen that your club has enough to avoid relegation? Let us know in the comments!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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