Steve Cooper, the manager of Nottingham Forest Explain why he changed his starting lineup against Burnley.

Steve Cooper agreed that his team could have been more effective in the final third against Burnley yesterday night at the City Ground.

The Forest manager was happy with the impact of the front four following the formation change, but felt the Reds should have been out of sight after a strong first 20 minutes.

Callum Hudson-Odoi made his debut for Nottingham Forest last night, hitting a wondergoal to assist his new club get a valuable point, propelling the Reds into the top half of the Premier League.

Despite coming back from a goal down, Cooper was disappointed that his team did not finish the game before falling down.

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Cooper told BBC Radio Nottingham after the game that he was delighted with his attacking players but that his team needed to be more clinical in front of goal.

“We started well and took the game to Burnley; the formation change gave us more high width and allowed us to get into some good positions.”

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“I thought we could have done better in and around their box because we got into some really good positions from a couple of switches of play.”

“We gave ourselves a chance to be productive at the top end pitch with Callum [Hudson-Odoi] coming inside, Anthony [Elanga] in his 1v1s, Morgan [Gibbs-White] and T [Taiwo Awoniyi].”

“There was good intensity with a couple of attempts on goal, but we are in the Premier League, so we need to be clinical.”


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