Nottingham Forest are the hosts for Sheffield United tomorrow as the City Ground welcomes the Blades under the lights.
It’s a first meeting between the sides since United sealed a crucial win at Bramall Lane during the promotion season under Chris Wilder. Mark Duffy and Enda Stevens scored two good goals that day to see the game out for the in-form Blades.
Forest are now led by Steve Cooper. The former Swansea coach was given the task of replacing Chris Hughton, and he’s started well. Coincidentally, he is one of the managers Sheffield United were said to have looked at when it came to replacing Chris Wilder.
Ultimately, United opted to go with Slavisa Jokanovic in the summer. Things haven’t gone well so far, though. The Blades are 17th in the table, having won just five of their 15 games.
However, Forest boss Cooper is still wary of a Sheffield United team he was impressed with at Premier League level.
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The Nottingham Forest boss will be hoping his own team turns up at the City Ground. The Reds have made a habit of scoring late goals recently as Cooper instills a resilience in his team.
And speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash with United, Cooper admits his side need to wary of a Blades side full of good players.
“They’re a good team. They’ve got a really experienced manager and they’ve got a lot of good players. A lot of them played well in the Premier League, particularly when they first went up,” Cooper said.
“Regardless of what people think about where a team should or shouldn’t’ be, we will go into every game thinking about who we are playing against and how we are going to beat them. That’ll be no different on Tuesday night.”
Cooper will be confident his side can take something from the game. The Blades’ leaky defence, coupled with his own exciting attacking options, could see goals galore.