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FT: Fulham 3 - 2 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest lost 3 - 2 to Fulham, as the visitors conceded three goals within the first 35 minutes in front of a delighted home crowd.

Forest fought back after watching Ross McCormack score a hat-trick for the London side, Henri Lansbury scoring a free kick on the stroke of half time.

Lansbury added a second goal after the break, but it wasn't enough for Forest.

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Derby sign Warnock from Championship rivals Leeds

Derby County have signed defender Stephen Warnock from Championship rivals Leeds United.

The 33-year-old England international has signed an 18-month deal with the Rams for an undisclosed fee.

We’re very pleased to welcome Stephen Warnock to Derby County.

He is a solid and experienced defender who certainly strengthens our defensive options for the remaining months of the season.

The next few months are going to be extremely important for us and it is vital to have a strong squad to call upon.

As well as being a very good player he has excellent leadership qualities.

– Steve McClaren, Derby County head coach

Warnock, who was born in Ormskirk, West Lancarshire, began his playing career at Liverpool, making 67 appearances for the Reds.

He has also spent time on loan at Bradford City, Coventry City and Bolton Wanderers, in addition to spells at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.

Pulis takes charge of first West Brom match

Tony Pulis will take charge of his first match against Gateshead today after being named West Bromwich Albion's new head coach.

Tony Pulis will take charge of West Brom against Gateshead today Credit: PA

He could be without Victor Anichebe (groin) but is definitely without Jonas Olsson who is still recovering from an Achilles operation.

Georgios Samaras, Gareth McAuley, Jason Davidson and Brown Ideye could all start with Pulis ready to give his players a clean slate.

Provisional squad

Foster, Myhill, Pocognoli, Gamboa, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Yacob, Davidson, Wisdom, Baird, Varela, Gardner, Brunt, Morrison, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Blanco, Sessegnon, Ideye, Berahino, Samaras.

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Pulis: 'Call me head bottle washer if you want'

Tony Pulis speaks to the media about his new job Credit: West Bromwich Albion

Tony Pulis has dismissed any confusion over the hierarchy at West Brom and insists he understands the job ahead of him.

The former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss has been appointed as the new Baggies head coach on a two-and-a-half year deal to replace Alan Irvine.

The structure at The Hawthorns has come under fire, with Pulis the fourth head coach in just over a year.

But the new boss, who has predominantly been a manager, said titles do not matter and it's all about Premier League survival.

Someone said to me, 'do you mind being called head coach?' You can call me 'head bottle washer' if you want, it doesn't make a difference as long as I know what I'm in charge of.

Everyone understands what we have to do. There's been a lot said about how the club has been run in the past and now with me coming in. The most important thing is everyone works together.

Just because I've walked in the door doesn't mean we'll stay up. There's lots of work to do and for me it's the right club at the right time.

I've got a decent record of helping places turn around, but there have only been four home wins at The Hawthorns in 2014.

– TONY PULIS

Midlands Matchday Live: Full-time scores

Premier League:

  • West Ham 2 - 0 Leicester
  • Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd
  • QPR 3 - 2 West Brom

Championship:

  • Huddersfield 0 - 1 Birmingham
  • Wolves 1 - 1 Brighton

League One:

  • Gillingham 2 - 3 Chesterfield
  • Peterborough 0 - 1 Preston
  • Rochdale 2 - 1 Notts County
  • Coventry 1 - 1 Fleetwood
  • Crawley 1 - 2 Port Vale
  • Sheffield Utd 1 - 1 Walsall

League Two:

  • Wimbledon 0 - 1 Mansfield
  • Carlisle 2 - 1 Northampton
  • Cheltenham 1 - 1 Portsmouth
  • Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Morecambe
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