‘Out of this world’ - Lyle Taylor explains Steve Cooper's impact at Nottingham Forest

By Amie Wilson

Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor has heaped praise on manager Steve Cooper, saying the boss’s attention to detail is ‘out of this world’.

The new manager is unbeaten in his first three games in charge of Forest since arriving at the City Ground last month, moving the side up to 17th place in the Championship table.

Forest came out as 3-0 winners in their last outing against Birmingham City before the international break thanks to goals from Lewis Grabban, Ryan Yates and Djed Spence.

Preparations are now stepping up for Saturday’s home game against Blackpool where the Reds will look to make it three wins in four games under Cooper.

Ahead of that match, striker Lyle Taylor has spoken about the change Cooper has bought to the club in just a short space of time.

“It’s a great place to be at the moment, everything has been flipped on its head and that’s not to be disparaging towards the old manager because I would never want to do that, he is obviously a very good football manager, his achievements before he came to the club lay before him,” he told BBC Radio Nottingham .

“I think it would be wrong to say that he’s anything but a very good football manager, it just didn’t quite work with the set of players at the club with the manager.

“The new manager has come in and he’s kind of just flipped everything on its head.

“He said ‘right that’s what we’re going to do, this is how we’re going to play and we’re going to keep the ball, we’re going to play out from the back and we’re going to do this and we’re going to do that.’”

Taylor has also said outlined the positivity of the atmosphere around the training ground.

“You see the attention to detail in training is out of this world. I’m 31-years-old and it’s ripping up the playbook and starting again, it’s insane,” he added.

“The atmosphere around the place is fantastic and as a player, you go about your business, you go to work but if you can go to work and enjoy what you’re doing, get some sort of real buzz about the place and a real sense of achievement and then take that onto the pitch as a squad, not just as 11 players but as a squad, you’re going to do well and that is all led by the man at the helm."


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