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Report: £12m Nottingham Forest man does not seem to fit into Cooper’s plans, he could leave the club
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Report: £12m Nottingham Forest man does not seem to fit into Cooper’s plans, he could leave the club

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has a seriously difficult tasks on his hands.

The former Swansea City boss has nearly an entire new squad to manage in the Premier League this season.

A report from Foot Sur 7 has suggested that one of Cooper’s new recruits is already unhappy about not being in his plans.

All-but-three of Cooper’s new signings have played some competitive minutes this season.

One of those players is Adnan Kanuric, with the young goalkeeper third choice at this time.

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Another is Omar Richards, who is currently recovering from a hairline fracture in his leg.

Finally, centre-back Loic Bade has yet to be seen by Nottingham Forest fans.

And Foot Sur 7 believe that Bade is not in Cooper’s plans this season.

The 22-year-old defender joined from Stade Rennais on a one-year loan in the summer.

Forest have a £12m option to buy the youngster in the summer, but given his current predicament that looks unlikely to be activated.

Bade not in Cooper’s plans

Cooper was asked about Bade this week, and offered some hope to the young Frenchman.

“Loic hasn’t featured yet. But he’s training very well, he’s settling in, his English is getting much better, he has a good attitude towards training and good self-belief.” Cooper said.

“It’s one of those things where you just have to work hard and wait for your time.

“When that is, that will be down to a number of factors.”

It’s easy to see why Bade might be disillusioned right now and feel he’s not in Cooper’s plans.

Nottingham Forest have the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League right now.

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Cooper has opted for both three-man and four-man defences this season to try and fix the issue.

However, they continue to leak goals, and have only kept one clean sheet this season.

Bade’s future at parent club appears to be in serious doubt as well.

Rennes signed Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon and Arthur Theate to improve their defensive options.

Foot Sur 7 suggest that Bade could leave Forest soon, but his prospect in France look bleak as well.

The 22-year-old will need to trust Cooper will give him a chance when the time is right.

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