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An emotional farewell

29 April 2018

It was an emotional day for Chris Cohen and Nottingham Forest as the midfielder hung up his boots with a final appearance in the goalless draw against Bristol City.

Coming on as an 89th-minute substitute for Lee Tomlin, Cohen brought 11 years at the club to an end by pulling on the Garibaldi shirt for the final time.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I am overwhelmed by the nice things that people are saying, the reaction I got when I came on and was warming up, from the lads in the changing and the manager and from everyone.

"It has been a long time at the club but you are still very humbled by the reaction to that being my last ever game."

A popular figure with supporters, Cohen made over 300 appearances for The Reds and said that he is ready to move onto the next stage of his career.

"I have loved every minute of it," he said. "I have lived the dream and I hope that is the way that it has come across in the way that I have trained, played and been around the place.

"I know it has been tough at times with the injuries but I know that I have enjoyed every minute of it and it is onto the next phase of my career now.

"I knew it was the right decision around Christmas time. At the end of last season I genuinely thought I would have another year or two in me, but it hasn't worked out that way unfortunately.

"I have been working with the Under 23s, with Gareth Holmes, and I have enjoyed it. That is the path that I will look to go down in the future."


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