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Greening issues statement at end of Nottingham Forest contract

Jonathan Greening says he will look back on his time at Forest 'fondly' Credit: PA Wire

Jonathan Greening has issued the following statement to supporters after coming to the end of his Nottingham Forest contract.

"I would like to thank the supporters for the backing they gave me over the course of three very enjoyable years at The City Ground. I will look back fondly on my time at Forest and I truly hope the club achieves its dream of promotion to the Premier League as soon as possible.

It is my intention to continue playing for at least another season as I feel fit and capable of making a positive contribution to a team.

I wish everyone connected with Forest the very best for the future."

Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock admits betting rules breach

Blackstock has been given a £60,000 fine and suspended ban Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been hit with a suspended three-month ban and fined £60,000 after admitting breaking the Football Association's betting rules.

The FA has imposed the ban on Blackstock, who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during a loan spell at Leeds in December, after last month charging the 27-year-old with multiple breaches of conduct.

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Blackstock faces betting charge

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been charged in relation to breaking the Football Association's betting rules.

Blackstock, currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained during a loan spell at Leeds in December, has been accused of multiple breaches of conduct and has six days in which to respond to the charge.

Dexter Blackstock Credit: Press Association

An FA statement said: "Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock has been charged with multiple breaches of FA Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting.

"Blackstock has until Monday 28 April 2014 to respond to the charge."

Blackstock, who signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground last season, last played for Forest in October and later that month he was sent out on loan to Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds.

After four appearances for the Yorkshire club, the 27-year-old suffered a season-ending knee injury in training ahead of Leeds' league game against Blackburn.

He is not expected to play again until next season, when Stuart Pearce will have begun his tenure as Forest manager.

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Stuart Pearce heads home to the City Ground

Stuart Pearce during his days as a player at Nottingham Forest Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Facts about Stuart Pearce at Nottingham Forest:

Joined as a player on June 3 1985 and left on August 1 1997.

He signed for a fee of £200,000.

He scored 63 league goals, 9 FA Cup goals and 10 league cup goals.

He made 523 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He captained at Forest.

ITV Central understands Pearce to be named as new Forest manager

ITV understands Stuart Pearce is set to be announced as new Nottingham Forest manager Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

ITV News Central understands Stuart Pearce is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Nottingham Forest.

The club has called a press conference at 12.30pm today.

This comes after the club owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi dismissed Billy Davies on March 24 after eight games without a win.

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