Steve Cooper addresses press (Credit: Nottingham Forest TV)

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has been nominated for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award.

Cooper’s side saw an unbeaten month, winning two games and drawing two more.

He has been nominated alongside Mikel Arteta, Roberto De Zerbi, Unai Emery and Thomas Frank, with all having had fantastic months for their respective sides.

Fans have until midday on 30 January to cast their vote on either the Premier League website or App.

The Reds, who began the month in the relegation zone, have now climbed up to 13th as the month draws to a close.

Cooper’s fine month began on New Year’s Day when Serge Aurier equalised to earn a point for Forest against Graham Potter’s Chelsea.

This followed by back to back wins against Southampton and Leicester City respectively.

In the first, Cooper’s side took all three points from relegation rivals Southampton to lift them out of the relegation zone.

They then hosted Leicester City in an East Midlands derby at the City Ground where a superb Brennan Johnson brace saw the Reds ease past the Foxes 2-0.

The last game of the month was arguably the only disappointment for Steve Cooper’s side.

They were held to a 1-1 draw to Bournemouth down on the south coast.

Ryan Yates early goal was disallowed for offside by VAR, before Forest were pegged back 1-0 by Bournemouth.

Sam Surridge then found a late equaliser to save Steve Cooper’s unbeaten month and put him up as a strong contender for this award.

It was a great month all round for Cooper’s Nottingham Forest, and the fans will hope that his side can continue this form through to the end of the season to ensure their survival in the Premier League.

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