Nottingham Forest came from two goals down to beat Watford 4-2 last night, in a sensational second half comeback at the City Ground.
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Nottingham Forest fans have given a mixed reaction to today's news that manager Billy Davies has been sacked by the club.
Davies was sacked following a number of poor results, ending in a 5-0 loss away at rivals Derby County.
The Nottingham Forest owner has released a statement in which he has stressed the need for patience, as he decides who will succeed Billy Davies as manager.
Fawaz Al Hasawi also said the media will be given regular access to the new manager, whoever it is, and any bans imposed on members of the press will be lifted.
He added that Academy manager, Gary Brazil, will be in charge of the first team until a new manager is appointed.
The statement from the chairman reads:
"I would like to place on record my gratitude to Billy Davies for all his efforts as manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club. I wish him all the best for the future."
"I am aware many people expect me to announce a new manager imminently, however I must stress the need for patience as I make the important decision of who takes the reins at this crucial stage of the season..."
"...Supporters can rest assured the local and national press will have regular access to whoever is appointed as our new manager as, with immediate effect, any bans imposed on members of the media are lifted. I hope the club can now look forward to enjoying a positive relationship with the press..."
Nottingham Forest has issued a very short statement on its website confirming the 'termination of manager Billy Davies' employment.'
It brings to an end the Scot's second spell in charge at the club, after he was re-appointed 13 months ago.
The statement thanked 'Mr Davies for his efforts during his second spell as manager'.
The club says it's due to make a further announcement in due course, although there's heavy speculation Neil Warnock could be the man to replace Davies at the city ground, with reports he's already met with Forest's owners the Al Hasawi family.
Derby County have signed Tottenham midfielder Simon Dawkins on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell.
Dawkins joins Steve McClaren's men for an undisclosed fee, believed to be worth in the region of £500,000, on a two-and-a-half year contract.
The 26-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Rams from Spurs on a three-month deal in October and has scored three goals in his 13 appearances.
Leicester City's match at Queen's Park Rangers was held up today by a squirrel.
The critter made its way onto the pitch in the first half, while the score was still 0-0. It took a couple of minutes for the squirrel to leave the pitch, with players from both sides trying to chase it off.
Leicester went on to win the match 1-0, ending Queen's Park Rangers' unbeaten home league record, and go level on points with the hoops.
A Squirrel pitch invades at Loftus Road today, causing the match to be stopped.. http://t.co/olVmourJaq
A plucky squirrel briefly delayed the Championship clash between QPR and Leicester at Loftus Road today after it ran onto the pitch.
Players tried to chase it off the field when it was spotted running around in the first half.
But it's not the first football match to have an unusual delay this week .
Stoke City's League Cup tie against Manchester United had to be stopped for 10 minutes because of a freak hailstorm.