Cooper needs to hit the ground running and build on last weeks 2-0 against Huddersfield. He's not the most popular choice amongst fans, so anything less than a win will start the questions being asked.
Must win game for Forest, and Cooper. Defeat could lead to Derby going above us, even with their 12 point deduction.
I've gone for an optimistic 2-0 win for Forest, but, as some fans fear, if Cooper sets up and plays no differentt from Hughton and we lose, the knives will be out after just one game.
If Stoke can beat Hull today, a win for us could give the psychological boost of lifting us out the bottom three. Peterborough getting stuffed by Coventry last night would give us a healthy goal difference advantage.
Now is the probably the best opportunity to start clawing our way up the bottom half if Cooper has anything about him to take advantage of all the rumoured point deductions for the other teams.