What Nottingham Forest teammate told Callum Hudson-Odoi at half-time before stunning Burnley goal

Latest Nottingham Forest news as Steve Cooper’s Reds reflect on 1-1 draw with Clarets at the City Ground.

Callum Hudson-Odoi had one of his Nottingham Forest teammates to thank for some words of advice which led to his debut goal on Monday night.

The deadline day signing went straight into the Reds’ starting line-up against Burnley. And he marked his first appearance for the club by finding the back of the net in some style to secure a 1-1 draw.

Teammate Morgan Gibbs-White highlighted Forest’s resilience for coming from behind to claim a point at the City Ground. He spoke to Hudson-Odoi at half-time, when Steve Cooper’s side were a goal down, and encouraged the winger to try his luck in front of goal.

“I said to him at half-time go on the inside and shoot,” Gibbs-White said. “Stop being nicey-nice, be selfish. It’s an unbelievable finish.”

 

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Hudson-Odoi’s inclusion was one of four changes to the XI made by head coach Cooper, who now has plenty of options to choose from following the club’s summer transfer business. The hosts also changed formation, going with a 4-2-3-1 system against the Clarets.

With a number of signings to integrate and some players who are new to the Premier League, Cooper has admitted it will take time for the team to gel. However, they showed signs of what they are capable of with some good play on the banks of the Trent.

“I said to him at half-time go on the inside and shoot,” Gibbs-White said. “Stop being nicey-nice, be selfish. It’s an unbelievable finish.”

Hudson-Odoi’s inclusion was one of four changes to the XI made by head coach Cooper, who now has plenty of options to choose from following the club’s summer transfer business. The hosts also changed formation, going with a 4-2-3-1 system against the Clarets.

 

With a number of signings to integrate and some players who are new to the Premier League, Cooper has admitted it will take time for the team to gel. However, they showed signs of what they are capable of with some good play on the banks of the Trent.

 

“It’s better than nothing,” Gibbs-White said of the result. “We wanted three points. Fair play to Burnley, they’re a good side. It showed great character to come back and get the point.

“This is the first time this team has played together so it’s promising. The only way is up.”

 

Forest have picked up seven points from their first five games. Next up is a trip to face champions Manchester City on Saturday.

 

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