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Steve Cooper gives honest thoughts on Nottingham Forest’s automatic promotion hopes

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Nottingham Forest condemned Peterborough United to relegation to League One on Saturday with a 1-0 win at London Road.

Sam Surridge grabbed the only goal of the game in the dying embers of the first half to keep the Reds’ outside chance of clinching second spot going.

Five points behind Bournemouth with four games to go is an exciting position to be in, but it will not be easy for the Reds as they prepare to visit Fulham on Tuesday evening, with the Cottagers having the chance to be crowned champions in victory, should the Cherries drop points at Swansea City.

Steve Cooper explained his approach to the club’s final Championship quartet when he spoke to The Athletic.

He said: “When there is something to play for, you always give your best.

“When something is possible, there is hope.

“When there is hope, you go for it.

“That is what we are doing.

“We have Fulham next and they are the best team in the league by a mile.

“They are rightly in the position they are.

“Thinking about anything beyond what it will take to do well down there would be naive.”

It could be an incredible climax to the season, all boiling down to Forest’s trip to Bournemouth in the penultimate fixture at the start of May.

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The Posh have been fought valiantly against relegation since Grant McCann stepped into the dugout, and therefore the 1-0 victory was an impressive result for Forest.

It would have been especially pleasing to see Surridge amongst the goals, the 23-year-old has been chomping at the bit despite seeing limited opportunities since signing, late on in January, and will need to step up in the remaining games to replace the threat of Keinan Davis.

The Reds can enjoy their situation far more than the Cherries can looking over their shoulders, although it could all be over before it has really started if Bournemouth gain three points on Forest tomorrow night.


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