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Matt Turner’s dire mistake might see him benched at Nottingham again

Nottingham Forest dropped Matt Turner once and might do so again after he committed a dreadful error against Tottenham.

The United States international goalkeeper began the 2023-24 campaign as the first-choice for Forest, having been acquired from Arsenal. He played in the team’s initial 10 Premier League matches before Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos replaced him.

A poor clearance and weak hands from Turner gifted Dusan Kulusevski a goal in Forest’s recent match.

Reds boss Steve Cooper told reporters afterward when asked about the glaring error: “The players will support him. But at the same time we all have to own the things we can do better. Sometimes they will be individual moments, sometimes they will be collective things. Now is not the time for anyone to delve too much into it. But we will review things with the players as we do. But, of course, it is not something that should happen at this level.”

Cooper added on Turner’s mistake costing Forest dear in a game. They saw Spurs reduced to 10 men with Yves Bissouma later dismissed: “The second goal was a real momentum killer. To give away a goal of that fashion at any level… then there was the timing of it as well. We were having a good phase in the game so to give away a goal like that was a killer for us, in terms of trying to get back into the game.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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