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Nottingham Forest appoint new manager

Nottingham Forest have appointed former player Dougie Freedman as their new manager with immediate effect. It follows Stuart Pearce being relieved of the role earlier today.

Freedman played for the Reds between 1998-2000, and has also had managerial spells at Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

Dougie Freedman as Bolton Wanderers manager last month Credit: Tom Yates/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Stuart Pearce leaves Nottingham Forest

Stuart Pearce is considering the offer of an alternative role at the club Credit: PA

Stuart Pearce has left his role as Nottingham Forest manager, the club have confirmed.

In a statement, the club said: "After long discussions between owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi and manager Stuart Pearce, the club has decided that Stuart will be relieved of his role as manager with immediate effect.

"Mr Al Hasawi has offered Stuart an alternative role at the club, which he is currently considering.

"The club will be making no further comment at this time."

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.

Forest sign Villa midfielder on loan until end of season

Nottingham Forest have signed midfielder Gary Gardner on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old won five England Under 21 caps under Forest boss Stuart Pearce.

He is available for selection for Forest's match against Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.


Nottingham Forest hit with transfer embargo

The Football League have hit Nottingham Forest with a transfer embargo, meaning the club will not be able to sign players during the January transfer window.

Nottingham Forest won't be allowed to sign new players until the end of the season Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The embargo is given because Forest breached the Football League's 'Financial Fair Play' rules - the club incurred financial losses of more than the £8million permitted last season.

Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers have also been hit by the ban for the same reason.

An initial analysis of FFP submissions from the current 24 Championship clubs has indicated that three clubs - Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest - have failed to meet the fair play requirement under the division's FFP rules.

Consequently, all three will be subject to an 'FFP embargo' under Football League regulations from January 1, 2015 for the remainder of the current campaign.

– Football League statement

Green Clough jumpers to be given to Forest fans

A thousand green jumpers will be given to Nottingham Forest supporters tomorrow night as the team travels to Tottenham Hotspur for a third round tie in the Capital One Cup.

The famous green round neck jumpers are to remember Brian Clough on the tenth anniversary since his death.

Brian Clough led Forest to European success in 1979 and 1980 Credit: Claire Mackintosh/EMPICS Sport/PA

Every supporter travelling on the club’s official supporters’ coaches will be given a green jumper, while a limited number will be handed out at the ground.

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