Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has told Nottinghamshire Live that he has never been so motivated to achieve success with his new side.
The former Swansea City man got his Forest career off to an almost ideal start with a draw and two wins in quick succession, thus bringing about a real boost inside the club.
Of course the Welshman has previously had some very successful seasons in the Sky Bet Championship, twice leading the Swans to the play-offs during his time with the second tier side prior to his departure this year.
But now Cooper has claimed that he has never been as motivated to achieve success as he is now, as he stated the following:
“I’ve been lucky enough to have some really good jobs so far in football but I can honestly say I’ve never been so motivated to do well.
“I’ve got a feeling at the moment inside of me that I haven’t had before and I think that’s good.
“The first game, the song before, my dad was sitting there and it meant a lot.”
22 questions about Nottingham Forest away kits from over the years – Can you get full marks?
Cooper has already had a bright impact on his new side and will be hoping that their form continues as we enter a congested period of the season over the next few weeks.
Meanwhile Forest will be back on home turf this coming weekend as they play host to Blackpool at the City Ground on Saturday.
Things are already looking good for Cooper and his staff so far, with the players having adapted well to his methods of coaching since he got the job.
The challenge now will be to harness everything that they are doing on a consistence basis as they look to move up the league standings after a poor start to the campaign.
Cooper is sure to also have one eye on January, as that month will present him with a great opportunity to potentially make changes to the squad through sending players out the exit door and maybe bringing some in.
For now though the focus will be on keeping performance levels high as they return to home turf this weekend.