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Steve Cooper previews Nottingham Forest’s Wembley Play-off final

Steve Cooper insists the training ground has been “very positive” ahead of Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final.

The Reds travel to Wembley for the first time in 30 years as they battle it out with Huddersfield Town for a place in the Premier League, in a 4.30pm kick-off under the arch.

Forest beat Sheffield United in a dramatic second leg penalty shootout 12 days ago, with 36,000 tickets since being snapped up by Reds supporters ahead of Sunday’s big game.

Head Coach Steve Cooper said: “It’s been a very positive week of training. It’s quite a long wait between the conclusion of the semi-final and the final, but it’s something you plan for and we’ve stuck to our plan.

“The club hasn’t been to the new Wembley and it’s been a while since the last visit to the old Wembley, so we know how important it is for everyone.

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“I’ve said on numerous occasions that one of the best things about the Championship is that there is a league above it that we’re all trying to get to. That’s always the motivation.

“We knew before the semi-finals that it would be a chance to get Nottingham Forest to Wembley and how important that would be.

“We go there with a mindset to win another game, there’s no doubt about that.”

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