Forest boss asked about their interest in Millwall attacker Jed Wallace

Steve Cooper refused to comment on Nottingham Forest’s interest in Jed Wallace after the Millwall attacker missed today’s match between the two clubs.

The 27-year-old had trained earlier in the week but then complained of a quad issue. Scan results showed a slight tear.

When asked by the South London Press if he was able to comment on Forest’s attempts to sign Wallace, Cooper said: “I’m not sure. I don’t get involved in that part of the club, I’m the head coach.

“I just focus on the boys that turn up to the training ground everyday and particularly the ones that are fit and available to try and get the best out of them for the next game.

“We only focus on ourselves to be fair, you come up against a lot of Championship teams that have a lot of good players.

“I worked with Sheyi Ojo at Liverpool, when he signed from MK Dons. He was good in the game, I know he came off injured and I hope it’s not too bad for him because he’s a really good player.”

Asked if it was a bonus that Millwall did not have one of their star players – Wallace – to face Forest, Cooper replied: “You know you’re going to come up against really good players and if you think to much about the opposition then you maybe don’t do your own job right and we have to focus on ourselves.

“I hope so [to getting some business done in the window], but we’ll see. There’s no guarantees on anything, if there is great. But I’ll only ever talk about the players that I’m working with everyday. That is where my allegiance lies.”

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