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'League One': Pundit makes 'mercenaries' claim regarding Nottingham Forest and Steve Cooper
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'League One': Pundit makes 'mercenaries' claim regarding Nottingham Forest and Steve Cooper

Richard Keys has spoken out about Nottingham Forest and made a prediction that they could even end up in League One as things stand.

Forest chucked away a two goal lead at the weekend as they succumbed to a home defeat against Bournemouth. It was the sort of nightmare display that sends shockwaves of worry through home fans, with Forest supporters more than concerned at the final whistle.

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Of course, there is a long way to go and Forest have looked good in parts this season. But according to former Sky anchor Keys, they could end up back in administration and League One before we know it.

“Anyone surprised to see struggling Forest in the drop zone? I must admit I am. It’s happened sooner than I thought it would,” Keys wrote in his weekly blog column.

“Here’s what happens next at Forest – Steve Copper gets them blame for the ridiculous signing frenzy – the owner gets fed up – the club slips into administration – buried by the costs of paying the mercenaries – and they re-build in League One. The timeline is the only hard bit to predict Sound familiar?”

TBR’s View: Forest Can Still Survive, Keys Is Being Extreme

It’s probably a bit far-fetched from Richard Keys this but you can see the point he is trying to make. He’s essentially saying that Forest have signed a lot of players who might not necessarily be around to care if they do drop down.

Forest do have time on their side, of course. And in fairness, they have produced some decent performances so far despite being in the bottom three.

The key for the Reds will be scoring goals and doing it consistently. At the moment, their lack of firepower looks like it might cost them, as does the fact two of their back three are f

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