Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest's manager, acknowledges the hard work that lies ahead for his team despite their recent success in escaping the Premier League relegation zone. Forest recently won a game after 11 games without a win by coming back to beat Brighton. However, Cooper refrained from celebrating too much and instead emphasized the need for further work. Despite the team's victory, Forest faced a lot of difficulties during the game, such as missing an early penalty, going behind and losing defender Neco Williams to a nasty collision with team-mate Brennan Johnson, and a Pascal Gross own goal, before eventually winning with a Danilo goal and an injury-time penalty by Morgan Gibbs-White.

Steve Cooper, the manager of Nottingham Forest, has stated that there is still a significant amount of work to be done even though his team managed to move out of the Premier League relegation zone. Forest claimed a win after 11 games without one by coming from behind to defeat Brighton at City Ground, which was met with jubilant celebrations by the home fans. However, Cooper did not join in the excitement and chose not to respond with his usual fist-pump. He said, "I am so pleased for the supporters and players but we haven't won for months. I don't think you can win a game and celebrate too much. We have a lot of work to do." Despite missing an early penalty, conceding the first goal, and losing a player to injury, Forest managed to pull off a victory, and Cooper is determined to keep working to ensure the team's survival.