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Steve Cooper hints at January decision over Nottingham Forest midfielder

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Nottingham Forest are considering whether or not to allow Tyrese Fornah to head out on loan in January, Reds boss Steve Cooper has revealed during an interview with Nottinghamshire Live. 

The 22-year-old is yet to be involved under Steve Cooper, playing just three times for the Midlands club this season.

The London-born holding midfielder came through the ranks at Brighton & Hove Albion, before making a move to The City Ground in 2018. 

Fornah has embarked on two loan spells since arriving in Nottingham, with the first of those coming with Portuguese club Casa Pia, before making 44 appearances for Plymouth Argyle last season. 

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Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live about Fornah, Cooper said: “We like Tyrese. He’s a good young player.

“We need to make sure we have the right programme for him, certainly for the rest of the season – and hopefully into our first-team.

“He’s a player we see on a daily basis, in terms of training.

“He’s played most of his football in the 23s.

“But we are at that stage where, with January coming up, we need to decide whether he’s going to break into our first-team or play his games on loan.

“That’s nothing that me and him haven’t spoken about at length.

“From when I came in, the window was closed and it was about him just accepting the situation for what it was, making sure he trains well every day and keeps learning in the programme. He does that, to be fair.”

The Verdict 

Fornah is certainly an exciting prospect and Forest would not want to see him depart as part of a permanent deal, particularly after handing him a new contract.

He does not appear to be in Cooper’s plans at all at the moment, and with January providing the Forest boss with an opportunity to strengthen his side, he could drop even further down the pecking order. 

A loan move in the new year, to a side who are competing at the top end of League One, or of a similar level, would be an appropriate step in his progression. 

There should be no shortage of interested clubs when January comes around. 


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