Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has hailed “brilliant” Cumbrian Dean Henderson after his cup heroics.

The Whitehaven goalkeeper saved two penalties as Forest got past Wolves to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Cooper admitted that loan star Henderson being unable to face his parent club Manchester United in the semis had “put a dampener” on a memorable night.

But he said former Carlisle United academy keeper Henderson deserved all the credit going for his display in Wednesday's last-eight tie.

“Dean was obviously excellent in the penalty shoot-out, but he was more than good in the game [as well],” said Cooper.

“Not only is he committing to it as a goalkeeper, he’s really buying into being in the city and the greater good of the club.”

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“Let’s not forget the two saves in the first half were brilliant,” he added to the BBC.

“He was brilliant at keeping the ball out of the net, whether it be open play or the penalty shoot-out.

“He deserves massive credit for it.”

Henderson's efforts helped Forest win the shoot-out 4-3 after the game at the City Ground had finished 1-1.

He kept out spot-kicks from Ruben Neves and Joe Hodge in the quarter-final clash.