Head coach Steve Cooper despite defeat, He name the star that impressed him at Etihad

Steve Cooper makes Nottingham Forest signings pledge amid ‘impossible’ admission.
Latest Nottingham Forest news as Steve Cooper’s Reds beaten 2-0 by Manchester City in Premier League clash.
Head coach Steve Cooper was impressed with Nottingham Forest debutant Nicolas Dominguez against Manchester City, but he remains wary of integrating too many new players too quickly.

Deadline day arrival Dominguez caught the eye in the Reds’ 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. However, some of Forest’s other summer signings, such as midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, are taking time to settle.

Defenders Andrew Omobamidele and Murillo, on the other hand, are yet to feature, while teenage midfielder Andrey Santos has only had one run-out so far. Cooper has stressed everyone will have a part to play, but has reiterated gelling as a team will not happen overnight.
“I thought he did well,” the Welshman said of Dominguez. “We’ve signed a lot of new players; it’s going to be impossible to just throw them all together and expect a fluid team which can compete in any Premier League game, never mind one like this.

 

Nicolas Dominguez in action for Nottingham Forest against Manchester City
“We’ve really got to get the balance right of integrating these players. Some of them have not even got changed today, but they are definitely going to get in our team at some stage – if they keep going.

“We’re working really strong with everyone every day, trying to get some rhythm in how we work so they understand our ways of working and how we try to play. While doing that, it’s about trying to integrate the right players at the right time and becoming the team we want to become – that is going to be a settled team with good connections and relationships on the pitch.

 

“Hopefully we can pick up enough points along the way while growing as we are. But there’s a lot of work to do. We’ve got to get back to the training ground; the next day is going to be really important. Hopefully, over the course of time, we can keep improving, pick up enough points along the way and progress.”

 

 

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