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Forest boss Cooper insists he's right man for job

Steve Cooper insists he's the right man for the job at Nottingham Forest.

Cooper is under pressure ahead of Saturday's clash with Everton.

"I really like being the manager when things seem to be going well here," he said.

"But I want to be the manager even more when it's on the back of a negative result or even a couple of negative results, because I think that's what this club deserves - a manager who cares as much as I do.

"You are never too far away from excessive praise and also the opposite and some clubs will be noisier than others.

"I don't pay any attention to it. I didn't last year and I won't now or in the future either.

"What's relevant to me is our work, our commitment to the players and the supporters and doing our very best to make this season another progressive one. There will be ups and downs."

Cooper added: "Nobody likes a couple of poor results, but they're going to happen - especially where we are, with it being our second year in the Premier League and trying to progress. To progress even a little bit there will be all sorts of highs and lows.

"It's one thing to be a manager when it is all going well, but it is another to be a manager when it's not. That's what I want to be here, because of how much I care for the club.

"We know our plan. We know our work. So far, the club has progressed and our aim is to continue to do that."

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