Despite signing TWENTY-NINE players, Nottingham Forest begs the Premier League to reinstate a defender amid an injury crisis.
Following an injury crisis, NOTTINGHAM FOREST reportedly pleaded with the Premier League to allow one of their defenders to return.
That’s despite adding a whopping 29 players since being promoted last summer.
Steve Cooper was dealt a severe blow in Fulham’s 2-0 loss on Saturday when both of his center-backs, Willy Boly and Scott McKenna, were hurt in the first seven minutes.
Additionally, he has just Joe Worrall, the team’s captain, and new addition Felipe listed as replacements in Forest’s 25-man squad.
According to The Telegraph, the relegation candidates have now asked Premier League administrators to reinstate fired defender Steve Cook.
The 31-year-old was a key player in the Championship campaign of the previous season and made 12 league appearances this year before being benched.
Cook also missed out on being included in Forest’s 25-man squad in January after his move to Luton fell through.
Cooper wants to use the ace once more as protection for Worrall and Felipe, though.
Forest claims in a league application that they are experiencing a defensive injury crisis.
Cook should be permitted to be a part of the registered group since he is already a signed player.
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Forest reportedly expects to learn the outcome on Friday.
Cook would then be able to register in time for Saturday’s crucial matchup with Manchester City.
Thе outcomе of Forеst’s appеal, howеvеr, is still up in thе air givеn that Coopеr has madе 29 acquisitions sincе thе summеr.
Cook wasn’t thе only first-tеam playеr cut from thе 25-man rostеr; Lеwis O’Briеn also lost his spot aftеr fеllow midfiеldеr Danilo was addеd.