Nottingham Forest plans training ground visit for distraught young fan

Nottingham Forest manager plans training ground visit for young fan, 16, who was left distraught after being unable to complete The Last Post ahead of Premier League win over Aston Villa

  • Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa fans rallied around the young supporter 
  • Steve Cooper wants to invite the 16-year-old to meet the club’s players
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Steve Cooper paid a touching tribute to young Nottingham Forest fan Caiden Storry who was left distraught when he did not complete a rendition of The Last Post at the City Ground on Saturday.

Caiden, who is 16, was playing the tune on trumpet as part of Forest’s Remembrance Day ceremony but was unable to finish it. 

He was consoled by players from Forest and Aston Villa shortly before kick-off and clearly upset when Cooper gave him a hug on the touchline and some words of encouragement.

Now Forest plan to invite Caiden to their training ground to meet the players.

Cooper said: ‘I’ve got a 15-year-old boy and I love it when he shows confidence to do things because it isn’t always easy in this era we live in.

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

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper wants to bring the teenager to the club’s training ground to meet the players

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‘For a 16-year-old boy who’s a fan to stand in the middle and do that and do it brilliantly as well, he should be really proud and we are proud. He said to me, “I am sorry about that” and I said, “What for? Everyone is really proud of you”.

‘To see how both sets of players responded, because they have to perform and they know what it’s like, was a really important moment. I thought everyone came together in what is always a poignant moment anyway.

‘I managed to have a word with him and we will try to reach out to him and bring him to the training ground. I want him to meet the players so he knows how good he was.’


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