Madejski Stadium Change and Apologies from QPR among Reading FC Biggest Stories of 2021

As the New Year starts, we look back on some of the biggest stories about Reading FC and what people have read on BerkshireLive over the past 12 months in 2021 (Author: Gardener)

2021Reading FC announced a stadium name change this summer moving from Madejski Stadium to Select Car Leasing Stadium Send the latest team news, match updates and analysis straight to your inbox Get the latest transfers, team news, match updates and analysis from Royals straight to your inbox.The year started with a 2-1 win in snowy Huddersfield Town amid hopes of a play-off ending and ended with a third straight game postponed due to the coronavirus with the club in relegation battle. In between there have been many ups and downs on the field of play, point deductions from royals and rival clubs, players come and go, and a variety of off-field matters. Read More read. The main, but not so surprising, news in mid-November was that Reading was deducted six points from the English Football League for profit and sustainability violations. Rumors of a point deduction had surfaced several months earlier, and according to the club's records in recent years, punishment was more inevitable. It may have been a relief to some, but it still hit the club hard, plunging them into the championship table and relegation mix. When Reading traveled to Birmingham City in early November, there were many confused faces. Fans of both clubs who had traveled to St. Andrews were initially not allowed into the ground when the whistle kicked off at 3 p.m. City then tweeted at 2pm - at the time the team news was due to go out - that "technical issues" had delayed the start time. The "technical problems" were related to a power outage that prevented fans from using their tickets at the turnstiles. The kick-off was only delayed by half an hour in the end and for the Reading fans the wait was definitely worth it, because Veljko Paunovic's team won 2-1. The match in early September turned out slightly different, however, when the West Londoners apologized to their own fans after their tickets for the match at the Select Car Leasing Stadium sold out. Tickets were immediately put on general sale by the Rangers but sold out quickly, much to the frustration of some of the club's supporters. QPR then asked Reading for additional tickets only to have the request denied and the club to apologize to those missing. "All away game tickets are now sold with an initial loyalty point window to ensure this situation does not recur," said a red-faced QPR boss Lee Hoos. It concerned ex-Reading Academy player Pierce Sweeney, who left Exeter City at the end of last season after five years in the west of the country. Upon his release, he moved to Swindon Town and signed a two-year contract at the County Ground. But after officially becoming a Robin on Thursday July 1, the League Two club announced that Sweeney had left the club by mutual agreement - less than 24 hours later. The player said in a statement that the decision was due to personal reasons, adding: "I would like to thank Swindon Town FC for the opportunity to be part of the club but due to family circumstances which I am unable to accommodate at the moment." moved to become part of the team. Sweeney made his sixth season at the St. Four or five years ago there had been speculation that the stadium name would be handed over to a new sponsor, but it never came to fruition. In July 2021 the time had finally come and the stadium was renamed Select Car Leasing Stadium. Many fans affectionately called it The Mad Stad, and that moniker continues among fans and is likely to continue to do so for a while. Readings will play at home in the Select Car Leasing Stadium for at least the next 10 years. named after the c lubs main sponsor based in the city. Get the latest Reading FC news from BerkshireLive delivered to your inbox with our new newsletter. We all here at BerkshireLive wish you a Happy New Year.


QPR hit stoppage time winners to sink Bristol City

Yoann Barbet's stoppage-time header gave QPR a 2-1 championship win at Ashton Gate against a 10-man Bristol City team. (Author: Gardener)

Bristol CityYoann Barbet's stoppage-time header gave QPR a 2-1 championship win at Ashton Gate against a 10-man Bristol City team. The defender scored perfectly with a near-post header from Stefan Johansen's right corner to ecstatic the traveling fans behind the goal. It was tough justice for City, who was exhausted from 56th minute when midfielder Andy King received a second yellow card for withdrawing Johansen after he was already booked for disagreeing on a penalty in the first half . But the Rangers struck back in the first half of stoppage time when Cameron Pring brought down Luke Amos and Charlie Austin made no mistake when he shot the resulting penalty past Max O'Leary. City boss Nigel Pearson made five changes to the team that Huddersfield had beaten in their last game, including one in goal where O'Leary replaced skipper Dan Bentley, with Matty James taking over as captain. The injured Rangers could only name five substitutes and soon came under heavy pressure, which was rewarded with Scott's goal. The score was almost 2-0 on eleven minutes when Antoine Semenyo fed Callum O'Dowda on the left and stormed into the box to hit his cross with a clever shot from the post, saved by Seny Dieng. Seconds later, Semenyo missed a volley from another O'Dowda cross and sent the ball out from six yards. O'Dowda was devastated on the left, giving James another chance, whose shot was too close to Dieng. The Rangers weathered the storm and made their first notable attempt on 29 minutes when Austin fired from a distance after getting past Zak Vyner. City denied the penalty kick but Pring went down and referee Andy Davies was well placed to make the decision. The Rangers started the second half with the forefoot and Lee Wallace blocked his volley in goal with a brave James header. King's dismissal for a clear foul was a bad mistake by such an experienced player, and Rangers boss Mark Warburton responded by sending Lyndon Dykes on for Wallace. City responded well to the setback and the 10 men enjoyed a period of pressure. But the Rangers looked more and more dangerous and O'Leary saved well from Chris Willock. Pearson's men fought tenaciously for a point, but regretted moments of indiscipline and failed to take advantage of their early pressures when Barbet struck late. Bristol City's Nigel Pearson: "I thought we were excellent for most of the game and I'm not going to be too critical of the players because they gave it their all. I didn't realize at half time that Andy King was cautioned. But so did I after he was sent off we played some decent stuff and looked like we were going to score. To be fair, it was a great header for the winner and overall I'm happy with the way we were doing how we played. The players showed that they had the right attitude in the way they competed and I couldn't ask for more in that regard. " QPR's Mark Warburton: "It was a great header from Yoann and having the ball right in front of our traveling fans made it even more special. We conceded a sloppy goal and it deserved it for the way we started the game The penalty kick gave us a boost just before the break and the second half was much better: "We were positive when they went down to 10 and created opportunities without taking them. We showed the effort, the spirit, the fight or whatever you want to call it to get back into the game and I am delighted to have sent our fans home happy. "


Parkinson's can make a difference, but I think about death a lot, says Billy Connolly

HE enjoys life in sunny Florida - but while Billy Connolly is battling Parkinson's disease, he draws on the shrewd joke he honed while working in the shipyards in his native Glasgow. The legendary de ... (Author: Gardener)

Billy ConnollyHE enjoys life in sunny Florida - but while Billy Connolly is battling Parkinson's disease, he draws on the shrewd joke he honed while working in the shipyards in his native Glasgow. The legendary entertainer not only defies an incurable disease - he is also philosophical about the end of his incredible life as a world-famous comedian, musician and actor. Billy, 79, says, “You have to have a Glasgow attitude and say, 'Oh, you think you're going to let me hit you? “But I have absolutely no regrets. I feel great. I think about death a lot. I think about it every day. “I've seen people die and it's okay. It's not painful. You exhale and it's gone. It's not something to be afraid of. It's just the next step. I don't know - I'll be happy with whatever they have. ”A new ITV documentary, My Absolute Pleasure, visits Billy at the family home he shares with his wife, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly, 72. Although he appears to be leading a happy life, he admits that the disease spoiled his life after he was diagnosed in 2013. Billy said, "Parkinson's has taken a lot from me. I can't play the banjo anymore. It's just a sound. I can't yodel anymore - I used to like yodelling. I can't smoke cigars. More and more of what I am is being taken away from Like. And it's kind of painful. I want them to think, 'He's doing well with what he's got.' "Kayaking with his wife - but that wasn't easy either. He said, "As I got in the kayak, I tripped over it and into the river. It's just the way of life. Billy, whose autobiography Windswept And Interesting, appeared last year, was born in 1942 in Anderston, Glasgow, to Catholic parents, his Mother Mary left the family when he was only four. Father William returned from the war and began abusing Billy physically and sexually. Billy learned from an early age that his personal life was abnormal and he was determined not to repeat history He said, "About ten or eleven years old." The people who raised me didn't like the fun things in life. But I wanted a party like everyone else. It was tough raising, but I did it survived and it was done great by my friends. I could tell by their homes and their atmosphere and their families that it could be done right. "Whatever was wrong was with mine Family wrong. It wasn't wrong with the world so I learned that if I ever got married I would live like them, that I would be nice and happy with them. ”I have to behave in a certain way for my children Don't think I'm a dead loss I have to act a certain way so my children don't think I'm a dead loss. Billy had two children, Cara and Jamie, with his first wife Iris, whom he married in 1969. Then he went on to become a big star in the '70s after appearing several times on Michael Parkinson's chat show where he first appeared. Don't be afraid to talk about sex or tell risky gags. Billy recalls, “The first talk show I did was Parkinson's in 1975. The bum joke shocked people. Every now and then you have to shake the box, shake up the world. ”Around this time he appeared on the BBC2 show Not The Nine O'Clock News, where he was in a simulated chat show interview with Pamela Stephenson, who pretended to be Janet Street-Porter. She shone with The Big Yin, which contrasted sharply with the middle-class intellectuals who dominated comedy at the time. He said, “I thought she was a blast and I thought she was hanging out with college people for working with them. She said, 'Isn't it time you came upstairs?' I did and we've been together ever since. ”In the documentary, he recalls the story before Pamela who said,“ It's embarrassing ”. He replies, “No, it isn't. It's romantic. ”Billy always said he was saved by New Zealander Pamela, who switched from comedian to psychiatrist. It helped him come to terms with the abuse he faced as a child and kept him from falling into alcoholism. In 1985 he became abstinent, in the same year he divorced Iris after their separation in 1981. Pamela, who also left her first husband, married Billy in Fiji in 1989 and they had three children - Scarlett, Amy and Daisy. Billy's film career also took off, with roles in Mrs. Brown with Judi Dench in 1997 and The Hobbit in 2014, but he cut back on his workload after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. His daughter Scarlett is featured in the documentary helping her father attend a beach party, market, and bookstore. But Billy seems happy in the Florida Keys sunshine, which he says is full of the young at heart like him. Joking that it wasn't really his decision to move there, he says, “I didn't settle in Florida Keys, my wife settled in Florida Keys. And then she gave me a choice, would I want to come or not? “It's a good place. Lots of old hippies and people who refuse to be old live here. People do yoga here and you can stand and hate them when they bend over - the bs! "At the end of the documentary, he says," Well, that's it for this time. “It's a pretty good place to pass your time, and it was nice to spend with you. * Billy Connolly: My Absolute Pleasure will air on Boxing Day at 9:30 p.m. on ITV.


Derby County transfer status

Wayne Rooney is keen to implement his squad plans but the club remains under management and the search for a new owner is ongoing (Author: Gardener)

Derby CountyPros and cons, new contracts, Lawrence and Jagielka - Derby County transfers State of the art Wayne Rooney is eager to implement his squad plans, but the club remains under management and the search for a new owner is ongoing for Derby County manager Wayne Rooney and skipper Tom Lawrence Post Fulham Draw Get the latest Rams transfers, team news, game updates and analysis delivered to your inbox. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for your registrationWe have more newslettersShow meThe transfer window in January will open soon. It remains uncertain how much business Derby County can do as the club has been under management for more than three months and the search for a new owner is underway. Much of what could happen in January is likely to depend on a takeover of the club. The administrators said players can be signed within the restrictions in January but the club will not be able to pay transfer or loan fees. That would mean free agents or fee-free lending deals, but it seems to depend heavily on whether a preferred bidder is named for the club and the takeover can go ahead. Free agents can sign outside of a transfer window. One of the joint administrators, Carl Jackson, added, "The EFL made it clear to me that any new buyer is embargoed, must sit down with the Football League, agree to the business plan, and as long as the new buyers work within that business plan, they will have a good relationship with the Football League and be able to do things the club haven't been able to do in the last year or two. " DOES DERBY HAVE TO SELL PLAYERS? There are concerns among supporters that the club's current uncertain situation could result in players being sold in January. When asked about this, Co-Administrator Carl Jackson said, “We will remain open about this. Our priority right now is actually landing with a preferred buyer, closing our deals, if I can call it that, with HMRC and others. ”And making a suggestion. We will of course want to be in touch with Wayne [manager Wayne Rooney] and he will be absolutely interested that we do nothing and that is our preference not to do nothing. "WHAT WAYNE ROONEY SAY ABOUT SELLING PLAYERS Manager Wayne Rooney said there is no pressure on players to leave in January and no player will leave without giving the green light. "If players leave, it's because they have an opportunity and they may come to me and say I want to leave - if I'm being honest, I can't see a player doing this - or because I did. "Said to the players," Thanks, it's probably better if you keep going. No player will leave the club without my green light, "said Rooney. Wayne Rooney has plans and goals in mind should the Derby County takeover be completed while the January transfer window is open. When asked how "It will be massive for us to start planning new contracts for players and the players we want to add. We have to plan and prepare and be prepared for any situation in January." . " Tom Lawrence is one of many Derby County's players to drop out at the end of the season and there has been speculation about his future at the club. The Daily Mail reported that Derby might reluctantly let the Welsh international and Rams' top scorer go for free in January as they "continue to cut costs". Both Lawrence and manager Wayne Rooney responded to the speculation. "If I left in January it would have to be for the good of the club and otherwise there would be no point in leaving me. I want to see the season out here, but I don't know what can" happen in the future " said Lawrence. Rooney said Lawrence would stay at the club until the end of the season. Phil Jagielka has become a key figure since signing a fixed-term contract with Derby County in August. The 39-year-old defender's contract expires on Jan. January out and manager Wayne Rooney plans to extend the player's contract beyond the end of this season with an 18-month contract. "Jags knows where we are," said Rooney. "The plan with Phil, it's no secret, is to extend his contract beyond the end of this season because I think he's a fantastic player, he's in great shape and his experience can only benefit the young guys. Derby has almost a full squad from the contract at the end of the season. "All of these player contract situations are why we need an owner, someone who obviously allows me to renew contracts, bring players into the club," said manager Wayne Rooney.


Transfer status of all Forest players by January

Entrances and exits are expected at the City Ground, as the window opens on Saturday (Author: Gardener)

JanuaryNottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper will soon get his chance to put his stamp on the squad as the January transfer window opens tomorrow. The Reds have made great strides since the Welshman took office in September, advancing from bottom of the table to five points off play-off spots. The head coach knows that a few key additions could make a huge difference in the second half of the next month. We analyzed the transfer status of the seniors in the Forest squad and what that could mean for January. Brice Samba: First pick between the posts but Cooper has said he's being pushed for his spot by his teammates. The contract expires in the summer of 2023, so it won't be long before a decision about its future has to be made - any outcome may depend on how Ethan Horvath is doing. Ethan Horvath: He has to play the long game when it comes to forcing himself into the team, even though it was made clear that he didn't just sign on the bench. Bound until 2024, so it seems to be some time in the club. Doesn't get game time with Forest and will be a free agent in the summer. Tobias Figueiredo: January would be Forest's last chance to get money for the defender before his deal expires. Has played regularly though as Cooper has often left on a three man defense so it's unlikely he would leave then - especially since Loic Mbe Soh and Rodrigo Ely have both struggled with injuries. Joe Worrall: Generated a lot of interest over the summer and was about to move to Brentford. Still has his admirers, including Burnley who have long had him on their radar. It would be a surprise if a Premier League club didn't step in for him at some point. Gaetan Bong: The transfer status has changed so often in the last year that his head has to turn. The Reds need to make sure they have sorted the left-back position before letting him go. Will be a free agent this summer and it seems unlikely he will be at City Ground any longer. Forest will try again in January to move him on to raise some money before he can go for free. Loic Mbe Soh: Seen as one for the future, because he hasn't really been able to show what he can do. Should Figueiredo move on in the coming months, Mbe Soh hopes to secure a starting place. Scott McKenna: One of the club's best signings in recent years. The only worry would be if he maintains his great shape other teams will start watching him. Nicholas Ioannou: To spend in Como in 1907 due to the campaign - his second loan since moving to Trentside. Whether Cooper will ever really look at him remains to be seen, but he has ruled out a call back when the window is opened. Jordi Osei-Tutu: It seems doubtful that he will end the season at the City Ground. Given his recent injury, which is likely to put him out by March, it wouldn't be a surprise if his forest spell ended sooner than hoped. Max Lowe: Sheffield United has a recall option in January, although it would be a surprise if they would, especially since he was injured. It's hard to say what his long-term prospects on Bramall Lane that Forest may be trying to capitalize on. Mohamed Dräger: Has played more for his country than for the Reds since his summer change. Djed Spence: There could be a few worrying weeks ahead of the Reds fans. The change of manager at Middlesbrough may have thrown him a heavy blow. The right-back is believed to be keen to see Forest all season. He signed a one-year contract when he came to see him in the summer so he's just hoping to get to the place before it runs out. Leaving him under Chris Hughton wouldn't have been a surprise, but he's now a key member of the squad - and a first-team regular. Alex Mighten: Is seen by the manager as a promising prospect and is tied to the club for the long term. Perhaps a January loan would have been good for its development if other attack options had emerged. But a knee injury means he will now be out for a few months. Cafu: Some time ago it would not have been a surprise to see him leave in January. However, has started to show more in the past few weeks and has generally done well. His contract runs until 2023. Ryan Yates: He is said to have had some eyes looking at him given some outstanding performance under Cooper. It is questionable whether he will be going anywhere anytime soon. It's been difficult years for the winger, who is still not in top form. When he is fully fit again, there is hope that he will still play a big role before his contract expires in 2023. Harry Arter: Among those who were told he could move on that summer and eventually switched to Charlton Athletic on loan. Doesn't seem to have uprooted any trees there in particular, which is not conducive to its long-term prospects. It's unlikely that his situation on the City Ground has changed too much. The most likely scenario is that Forest is trying to get back some of the money spent on him before he can leave for free in 2023. Forest could really use this sort of thing soon, with Brentford in particular still snooping around. It remains to be seen whether a large supply will change. Joao Carvalho: There is always a debate about signing the club record. Has played for Cooper a few times now but is not in the starting XI. Contract expires in summer 2023. Philip Zinckernagel: Another loan player who saw a coach change at his home club during his time with the Reds. But has already made it clear that he wants to spend the whole season in the City Ground. James Garner: Similar to Zinckernagel, despite a new manager at Manchester United, he said he was looking forward to spending the campaign in one place. Will be unlike last year when his loan period at Watford ended prematurely, leading to his move to Forest. Braian Ojeda: Cooper has often insisted the Paraguayan has been here long term after signing a four-year deal when he signed. Xande Silva: Has signed a contract until 2023 but it is uncertain what will happen to him next month. But a few failures may have changed his thinking - and perhaps gave Cooper food for thought, too. Lewis Grabban: Given his scoring form this season, it could be a good move for the Reds to offer him new terms. Will be a free agent in the summer but would leave a sizable void to fill. There is no doubt, however, that Forest needs to start looking for his long-term successor. Lyle Taylor: Was the subject of some rumors over the summer but appears to be playing a role under Cooper as the Reds need forward options. Nuno Da Costa: Recently he said he would welcome a second chance Trentside under Cooper. However, the manager said it is currently not possible to call back any of the club's loanee players. 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Share the state of play at Forest in front of the window opening in January

Reds CEO Steve Cooper is ready to do some early business as he tries to tweak his roster (Author: Gardener)

ForestThe January transfer window opens tomorrow and it will be an important one for Nottingham Forest as they pursue a top six finish in the second half of the season. The deals made could make a real difference as the Reds are eager to close the gap to the championship play-off spots after making significant strides since Steve Cooper took office. Planning has been going on for some time and this is the head coach's first opportunity to tweak his squad - and he will be careful to make sure the club gets it right. Deposits and withdrawals are expected, with Forest hoping to close at least one deal almost immediately. The main uncertainty for the Reds is what will happen to their loanee players, and Djed Spence in particular. Spence is believed to be interested in seeing all of his Loan Charm at the City Ground, but Boro will understandably be cautious about bolstering a rival. "He's a player who has done very, very well for a rival - a strong and powerful club in this league," said Chris Wilder. "Even with Djed, the situation is quite a complicated one, The Picture, after Spence fell out of favor under previous boss Neil Warnock. Finding a replacement wouldn't be easy, but it's something the Reds consider just in case - they don't want to be caught by any cornering balls. Cooper has talked about making sure they can deal with the what-ifs and have "succession planning" to ensure they are "ready" for whatever happens. Any talk of Max Lowe being called back by Sheffield United seems to have been "choked on the groin - although it is getting closer to a comeback. However, there are doubts about Jordi Osei-Tutu's future, now that he is Has been injured for a few months on the sidelines, it would be no surprise if his loan ended e arly. In the meantime, James Garner and Philip Zinckernagel have indicated that they want to spend the whole year on the banks of the Trento. It is an area in the Forest is just under cover - as pointed out when Spence and Lowe were unavailable. Having Osei-tutu available again offered a solution, but it did not last long as he dated with an ankle problem in the 2-1 win over Hull City Jack Colback was meanwhile a top left-back pick and Lowe is about to return but the Reds are expected to get even stronger in that division. However, he is out of contract in the summer. So if there's interest in the 33-year-old and a left-back shows up, it wouldn't be a surprise if the former Brighton man headed in the opposite direction. However, the first deal for the club will be to recruit a striker. Not to try, they failed to get a move across the line for a continuous striker in the summer. Lewis Grabban was in great shape up front but Cooper has more goals to add to his side. The Reds have a number of other strikers overseeing them, with the manager not ruling out more than one arrival at the position. Forest came through the summer with cherished assets Brennan Johnson and Joe Worrall who are still on the books despite huge Premier League interest. The latter is said to have wiggled some tongues with his outstanding performance at The Hawthorns. Meanwhile, Johnson's contract position remains unresolved after talks earlier this year. Don't panic, the youngster said he was happy at the club - it was important that he played football regularly. But with a term of 18 months for his deal, the earlier new conditions are reached, the better. It would certainly put the Reds in a stronger position with others knocking next month. Elsewhere, Forest will try again to push Carl Jenkinson forward. He is one of a number of players who will be out of contract this summer and he remains out of the picture of the first team at City Ground. Grabban, Bong, Jordan Smith, Tobias Figueiredo and Rodrigo Ely are the other players who only have a few months left to execute their deals and would become free agents at the end of the campaign. Grabban recently said there had been no talks about a new one. There was a change in Forest's recruiting structure over the summer, while the arrival of Dane Murphy as CEO also signaled a new approach to transfers. The American likes to use data just as much as Cooper does. Commenting on his transfer philosophy, Murphy said, “It's basically about putting ideas and some critical thinking into practice, how to do better and outperform your competitors. If you're all looking for the same players, tossing money at the same players, and not really having an idea of ​​"how do I get what I want to do by getting a different point of view" then you end up like everyone else others, in the middle of the street. “We have to implement ideas that are a little different. "I hope we can make the team a bit younger and also have a balance of character and leadership that you sometimes don't get with a younger player - an older, more experienced player can do with that." He added, “It's (a) collaborative (approach). When I stopped playing, I learned very quickly that being an island and trying to make your own decisions never works. “We now have strong recruiting staff. “We can use as much data and as many algorithms as we want to involve players, but when we are not all on the same page and not all have the same idea of ​​what we are on the field - in terms of bringing in players - it won't work. There will always be compromises, but teamwork is also required when it comes to recruiting. ”Meanwhile, Cooper is not planning the kind of locker room overhaul that Forest has been guilty of in the past. "I don't think we want a lot of signings," he said. "I think when a lot of new players come on it means something is wrong, either in terms of a lot of injuries or," You're not playing very well. "I think we definitely need two or three important additions in the right positions that we've identified. ”You obviously want to bring players with you who can make an instant impact. And if the limitation can be you building a team while the windows come and go at the same time, surely this is the plan we'd love to make. This will cover your basics in the short and medium term. We would try to attract players who can help us and make an immediate difference, knowing that you have plans beyond that too. "


Cooper responds to the Reds borrower question as the future is uncertain

The Reds currently have five loanee players on their books and are expected to add another one in the coming days (Author: Gardener)

RedsGet the latest Reds transfers, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox Get the latest Reds transfers, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox Boss Steve Cooper was hesitant about the status of Nottingham Forest's loanee players Opening of the transfer window in January. The Reds currently have Jordi Ose-Tutu (Arsenal), Philip Zinckernagel (Watford), Max Lowe (Sheffield United), James Garner (Manchester United) and Djed Spence (Middlesbrough) on their books. They are hoping to get Aston Villa forward Keinan Davis for the second half of the season in the next few days as Cooper tries to increase his attacking potential. Clubs are only allowed to have five loan players in their squads on matchdays, but there are doubts about the future of some of those who are already at the City Ground. Forest is sweating over a decision by Boro whether to call Spence back. The right-back has become a key figure since joining in the summer and put in another impressive performance in Thursday's 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town. Meanwhile, Osei-Tutu has to take a two-month hiatus due to an ankle injury. "There is no update from me on the loans - Djed, Jordi, Phil, Jimmy," said Cooper when asked about Osei-tutu after his team lost 1-0 to Huddersfield Town. On the other loans, Lowe is making good progress in his recovery from an injury, while Zinckernagel and Garner have publicly expressed a desire to spend the year in the Forest. We partnered with LiveScore to invite fans to nominate their favorite results - the games that were much more than a score. Nominate the match that is important to you here


Nottingham Forest? QPR? Steve Cook's potential routes from Bournemouth AFC

Steve Cook has been a hugely popular name in the transfer rumor mill for the past few weeks, which has resulted in the 30-year-old being presented with a number of options entering the January transfer window. Football Insider announced that Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers have two prospects from the championship in […] (Author: Gardener)

Nottingham ForestSteve Cook has been a hugely popular name in the transfer rumor mill for the past few weeks, which has resulted in the 30-year-old being presented with a number of options entering the January transfer window. Football Insider announced that Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers are two prospects from the championship in the veteran defender this week. However, if the Cherries are careful not to sell Cook to a direct second division rival, The Sun could also see Eddie Howe reuniting at Newcastle United. Here we've looked at the pros and cons of every possible destination at this stage of Cook's career ... Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs in England and with their high expectations, Cook wouldn't be an ambitious deal from the Magpies but would return to playing under a coach who values ​​his skills could be crucial for the no-nonsense center-back. Cooke had the best years of his career under Eddie Howe, and at 30 years old he has a lot to give as a defense attorney. Chances for the first team would not be guaranteed at St. James' Park, but a second jump into the Premier League would certainly be an attractive offer at this stage of his career. Cook has never strayed permanently from the south coast in his career, Newcastle's geography could be a stumbling block. The move that most guarantees Cook's playtime. QPR probably has the smallest budget in terms of the salary package they could offer Cook, which could result in a loan deal for the remainder of the season. Whether or not Cook wants this uncertainty with his contract, which expires at the end of the season, we have to wait and see. Cook is not known for this side of the game, but after playing offensive football under Eddie Howe for many years, he would be ready to adapt. Playing time wouldn't be as guaranteed as it was in West London with Tobias Figueiredo doing well this season, but Forest has the financial means to sign Cook on a permanent basis. It all depends on what Cook wants, Premier League football, regular time or new permanent club. It will be interesting to watch this as the window develops.


"Looks like a player" - Many Nottingham Forest fans react to the ad of the rarely seen star against Huddersfield Town

Nottingham Forest lost for the first time in a row led by Steve Cooper last night when Duane Holmes' strike allowed Huddersfield Town to take all three points away from the City Ground. In this duel after the 2-0 away defeat against Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon, the East Midlands team would […] (Author: Gardener)

Huddersfield TownNottingham Forest lost for the first time in a row led by Steve Cooper last night when Duane Holmes' strike allowed Huddersfield Town to take all three points away from the City Ground. After the 2-0 away defeat against Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon, the East Midlands would have tried to make amends after a good start under the Welsh and from relegation favorites to play-off contenders. They had a real chance to overtake yesterday evening's opponent in the league and were favorites with their home advantage and performances under the 42-year-old Cooper, but it shouldn't be and the Reds could now be dragged into a mid-table position for the time being with others just below them who have two or three games in their hands. However, there was praise for certain Forest individuals for their respective performances against Carlos Corberan's men who dominated the game, with Scott McKenna once again highlighted as a shining light alongside Joe Worrall at the heart of the defense. The Scottish international has been consistently brilliant for the Reds since arriving last year - and Manchester United loanee James Garner has also improved a lot since struggling earlier this season and continues to show why he was one of the first names in which should be the team sheet. But how did Xande Silva fared after receiving fan praise against Boro last week? We take a look at how a selection of Forest supporters responded to his ad. Has created a lot of great chances, Silva looked good and Spence had another top performance - I just hope we keep him #NFFC 🔴⚪🌳 Didn't see me say that after his debut, but Xande Silva was great tonight. Earned more, but not our night, the lack of depth in the squad also shows. Summer could be interesting #nffc I know a lot of people won't like this, but I thought Xande Silva looked a better, rounder player than Alex Mighten admitted it's only 1 game. #NFFC tries to understand why Cooper dropped Silva and replaced him with Taylor. Taylor offers absolutely nothing, Silva was our best offensive player today. Definitely worth calling out Xande Silva, I thought he was our best player tonight! Not that the fans lose their heads to two defeats. Deserved to win, but that's because we didn't take advantage of the opportunities we created for ourselves. Silva looked really bright. A couple of high quality offensive approaches and keeping Spence gives us a real chance at the top 6. Silva looks like a player. On another day we would have hit 3 or 4 with our chances. Don't think Ojeda looked great today, however. Carvalho very well in a short time. #nffc #nffc #nffc #nffc


Aston Villa striker "ready for medicine" when Forest sent a clear message

NottinghamshireLive brings you the latest transfer news from Nottingham Forest by the January window (Author: Gardener)

Aston VillaAston Villa's Keinan Davis scoring hours in the Carabao Cup against Burton Albion until the January transfer window opens on New Years Day, here's a look at the latest transfer news from Nottingham Forest for the past 24 hours. Steve Cooper is set to make his first signing for Nottingham Forest as the formidable manager will act at the start of the January transfer window. The Red boss has led her on a remarkable turn since she took over City Ground, brought the club down from bottom of the table and moved it to ninth place - collecting 30 points in 16 games. And the former Swansea City manager is looking to strengthen himself at halftime by adding more goals to his squad. At the top of his list of reinforcements is Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis. Nottingham Forest fans have sent a clear transfer message to manager Steve Cooper after seeing their side suffer consecutive losses for the first time under his supervision. The Reds suffered a 1-0 defeat by City Ground as resurgent Huddersfield Town took their third straight win to bolster their hold on a play-off spot in the championship. Brennan Johnson missed a glorious equalizer after the break, volleying a loose ball wide after Nicholls parried from Silva. Huddersfield remains sixth while Forest remains ninth. HERE Forest fans said after the defeat. Nottingham Forest have been linked to young strikers Martin Satriano and Goncalo Ramos ahead of the January transfer window. The Reds are looking to bolster their attacking arsenal next month, with a loan deal seen as the most likely option to bolster their front ranks. Boss Steve Cooper is keen to make just a few key additions to his roster as they aim for a top six push in the second half of the season - and prep will be a priority area to tackle.