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Nottingham Forest player praises duo following Warburton appointment

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Speaking to the Nottingham Post, Nottingham Forest’s Chris Cohen has insisted Gary Brazil’s recent spell in-charge of the first-team was successful, despite the club sitting just above the relegation zone.

Brazil and his assistant Jack Lester were replaced by Mark Warburton last week, and returned to their respective roles in the Forest academy.

After replacing Philippe Montanier in January, Brazil orchestrated an initial upturn in results, which eased relegation fears at the City Ground, but one win in seven, left Forest again flirting with the relegation zone.

Reflecting on Brazil’s recent spell with the first-team, Cohen said: “I know results were not good enough, but everything that they did was positive. The way they got us playing, the way they managed things, it was an enjoyable, professional atmosphere around the place.

“I am not saying it was not before (under Montanier). But under Gary and Jack things were more to our liking; they were popular among the lads and we felt they had done a good job.”

Warburton’s first match in-charge proved to be an eventful afternoon, as Daniel Pinillos’ 94th minute goal recued a point for Forest in the thrilling 2-2 draw with fierce rivals Derby County.

Despite gaining a positive result, Forest remain 20th in the Sky Bet Championship table, just a point above the relegation zone with eight-fixtures of the season remaining.

Forest fans… What did you make of Brazil’s reign with the first-team? Was it a success? 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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