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Derby County to apologise to rivals after distasteful songs were sang about Forest's former owner

Derby are set to issue a formal apology to Nottingham Forest Photo: Press Association

Derby are set to issue a formal apology to Nottingham Forest after sections of their support sang distasteful songs about their rivals' former owner Nigel Doughty last night.

Jake Buxton's late goal gave Derby a dramatic 1-0 victory after relegation-threatened Forest had former Rams striker Marcus Tudgay sent off late for two bookable offences.

But the post-match talk was dominated by shocking chants about Doughty, who was found dead at his home at the age of 54 last month.

Nigel Doughty was found dead at his home at the age of 54 last month. Credit: PA

Small sections of the home fans chanted "where's your chairman gone?" and "you're going down with your chairman" to leave Cotterill sickened.

"What have they done coming out to a football match tonight and come out with that about Nigel Doughty? They need to be ashamed of themselves"

– Steve Cotterill, Nottingham Forest manager

Derby boss Nigel Clough said the Rams would investigate the chants and issue an apology to Forest.

"The club will do that (apologise), we'll do that officially with the club and Tom Glick (Derby chief executive)," he said.

"With regards to an investigation being launched; I'm sure we will look at it in the next few days."

– Nigel Clough, Derby County manager