Chris Cohen: Nottingham Forest midfielder retires aged 31

Chris Cohen in action for Nottingham Forest
During his time at Nottingham Forest, Chris Cohen has played under 15 different managers

Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen announced his immediate retirement from playing after making a substitute appearance in Saturday's goalless draw against Bristol City.

Cohen, 31, who returned from three knee injuries during his 11 years at Forest, came off the bench to feature for just the third time this season.

Since joining from Yeovil in 2007, he made more than 300 Forest appearances.

Forest boss Aitor Karanka said Cohen may remain at the club as a coach.

"He wants to be a coach, so I think he will stay with us because we need to look after our people," Karanka told BBC Radio Nottingham.

The Spaniard said ensuring Cohen - who made his senior debut as a West Ham player in 2003 - finished his career by playing in front of Reds fans at the City Ground one last time was a poignant send-off for a Forest favourite.

"I knew how important he is here, how much the people like him and the best way to say goodbye is on the pitch," said Karanka.

"For me today, it's been the nicest thing. Chris is one us."

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