The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Blackburn

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Watford 2 - 2 N Forest

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cohen looking to prove worth

Chris Cohen believes he, and every other member of the Nottingham Forest squad, must prove themselves to incoming boss Stuart Pearce.

Last Updated: 17/04/14 at 23:26 Post Comment

Chris Cohen: Working his way back to full fitness in time to try and impress new

Chris Cohen: Working his way back to full fitness in time to try and impress new

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Reds will fall under new management in the summer, with City Ground legend Pearce having agreed to become the long-term successor to the ousted Billy Davies.

A change in the dugout means a fresh start for all concerned - with the playing staff offered a chance to impress, while the coaches will decide what, if any, changes need to be made.

Cohen is determined to prove that he is worth keeping on, with the versatile 27-year-old having been sidelined since November with the second serious knee injury of his career.

He told the Evening Post on his hopes for the future under Pearce: "Hopefully I will be in his plans and he will want me to be part of his team. That is the first part. We all start with a clean slate.

"We all have to prove ourselves again, that is the thing with a new manager.

"He will not rely on the fact that we have done good things in the past, we will have to prove to him that we are ready and able to contribute.

"I have had two new knees so I have to prove to him that I am good enough to play at this level, within his team.

"That will be the first thing I have to do."

Pearce's imminent arrival on Trentside has Forest buzzing again, and Cohen admits the players are just as excited to be welcoming a former favourite back to coaching circles.

He added on the former Manchester City and England U21 manager: "Just listening to his interviews, he looks as though he wants to help everyone out.

"As soon as he walks through the door, everyone will have respect for him because of what he has achieved in the game. That is a great starting point for him.

"He has had a good managerial record as well. He did a great job with the U21s. I know a few players who played under him there.

"Henri (Lansbury) played under him and there were one or two others as well. They all spoke very highly of him.

"Everyone at the club is very excited about learning from him. Hopefully he can improve us as a team and a squad."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

ergie, aren't you supposed to make a beep beep noise when backing up like that?

simonthfc
Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

S

ome of these are quality! Why you no like him F365?? :(

left right out
The, Erm, 'Best' Of Henry James Redknapp

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Footer 365

Chelsea: Eden Hazard one of the best attacking players around, says Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman says Chelsea's Eden Hazard is becoming one of the best attacking players in Europe.

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

Sky Bet League One: Bristol City held, by Bradford City Peterborough lose at Crewe

Bristol City were held by Bradford, but the 2-2 draw saw the Robins set a new club record for league games unbeaten.

Mail Box

City: Like A Deer Caught In The Headlights

...while Chelsea just live for Champions League nights. That's one view in a mailbox that also includes several happy football fans and looks forward to Michael Carrick's return...

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property