Cooper reveals young trumpeter has visited Forest training ground

Steve Cooper says Caiden Storry ‘did us proud’ with Nottingham Forest boss revealing young trumpeter has visited the training ground after struggling to complete the Last Post ahead of Aston Villa win

  • Steve Cooper believes nobody could have done a better job than 16-year-old
  • Storry visited Nottingham Forest training ground after players consoled him
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Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has revealed young musician Caiden Storry visited the club’s training ground this week after he could not complete the Last Post ahead of last weekend’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Trumpeter Storry, 16, was consoled by both sets of players and Cooper, before being given a standing ovation by the City Ground after failing to finish the famous tune that marks Armistice Day celebrations.

Cooper gave the teenager a hug on his way off the pitch and after the match vowed to get in touch with the Forest fan, with Storry visiting the squad this week.

The Welshman said in his press conference to preview Sunday’s match against West Ham: ‘I spoke to Caiden before yesterday, when he spent the day with us.

‘It was great to see him. The players and the staff wanted to see him. He’s one of us, he’s one of the family.

Caiden Storry, 16, performed The Last Post ahead of Forest’s game against Aston Villa

Storry walks off the pitch at the City Ground following the Remembrance Day tribute

Players from both Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa consoled the young fan after the incident

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‘When I spoke to him on the phone, not long after Sunday, I told him that all he’s done is what I have to do and what the players have to do, which is put yourself out there to try to perform.

‘At such a young age, for him to have real positive experiences and negative ones will be great for him. It will set him up for life, because that’s what life is – dealing with all sorts of things which come your way.

‘He’s a lovely young man. He loves Nottingham Forest and has been a season-ticket holder since he was five. He’s really well spoken and really clear about where he wants his journey to be in life. It was a pleasure to meet him.

‘I can’t think of anybody better to have performed the Last Post for us. We’re proud he did it.’

Steve Cooper has revealed that Storry visited the training ground this week, adding it was ‘a pleasure to meet him’

Forest have good news on the injury front, with Chris Wood (hamstring), Divock Origi (hip), Gonzalo Montiel (calf) and Felipe (knee) all returning to training.

 ‘We haven’t got any fresh injuries. We’ve got a couple of lads who have returned back to training,’ Cooper said.

‘We haven’t had the best of times with injuries over the past month or so, but some guys have returned to training. Not everyone will be ready for the weekend, but as it stands the only guy who didn’t train today was Callum Hudson-Odoi.

‘It means some boys are back in and may be available for some minutes at the weekend. It might be too soon for some others; we will cross that bridge tomorrow and see where we are. But nothing on the negative from last week’s game.’


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