Nottingham Forest are making a big statement in the premier league, sending a message to the other clubs through their excellent recent form.
Nottingham Forest have been under huge transition the past six months, strengthening in all positions, and seriously benefiting having moved up to 13th in the Premier League.
Bringing in players such as Jesse Lingard from Manchester United and Renan Lodi from Athletico Madrid, just to name a couple.
This added depth in the Forest ranks has given the Northern side a plethora of options for manager Steve Cooper to choose from.
The start of the season seemed to prove that perhaps an overload of investment wouldn’t be the right idea for a side having just been promoted to the premier league for the first time in 23 years.
Forest’s opening start to their re-introduction to the premier league was a hardly a welcome back party as they only picked up one win in the first 11 games, beating West Ham united.
Having only picked up six points, Forest had an out of form Liverpool to host at home.
The opening game of that week’s premier league fixtures would prove to be a trend setter for Nottingham Forest, as they comprehensively beat a very poor Liverpool side.
Certain players really shining through during the game, including goalkeeper Dean Henderson and midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.
This result proved to be the spark Forest were in need of to kick start their season.
The reds would go on to pick up seven points from 4 games before the World Cup break, beating Tottenham in the process.
Steve Cooper, however, feels as if his side are in constant need of improvement, but after such impressive results his sides already made improvements may see them to premier league survival.
Nottingham Forest were back with a bang after the Christmas break, progressing further in the Carabao Cup, beating Blackburn Rovers comprehensively.
A loss to Manchester United the following week didn’t seem to dampen the mood in the dressing room whatsoever, as the reds are now unbeaten in the premier league since that game and find themselves five points outside the relegation zone.
A huge cushion for a side most have tipped to go straight back down to the championship.
Forest also find themselves in the semi-finals of the League cup, facing down Manchester United, which will certainly offer an interesting spectacle.
It seems key players for Forest are starting to hit form at just the right time, which could prove decisive in the fight for survival.