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David Vaughan injury blow for Nottingham Forest

David Vaughan (right) has been ruled out for up to three months with injury
David Vaughan (right) has been ruled out for up to three months with injury Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan has been ruled out for up to three months with a knee injury.

Manager Billy Davies has confirmed the 30-year-old midfielder, on-loan from Sunderland, faces a lengthy spell out.

"He has picked up a fractured patella (kneecap), which unfortunately will keep him out for the best part of three months...David is a very important player. It's a huge blow for the club, the fans and the player himself."

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Andy Reid praises hat-trick hero Paterson

Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has praised Jamie Paterson, after his hat-trick helped them to a 5-0 win over West Ham United at the City Ground.

The striker scored three second half goals after Djamel Abdoun had given Forest the lead, and Reid capped off the win with a fifth strike late on.

Andy Reid celebrates with Jamie Paterson Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Reid said the side always knew Paterson had fantastic ability, and that he had been a breath of fresh air since coming in from Walsall in the summer.

Watch the full interview on the ITV Football website

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Paterson hat-trick helps Nottingham Forest to win

A hat-trick for Jamie Paterson helped Nottingham Forest to a 5-0 win over Premier League side West Ham United at the City Ground.

The goals were the striker's first for the club after signing from Walsall in the summer, and all three came in the second half.

Jamie Paterson celebrates his hat-trick Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Djamel Abdoun put Forest in front from the penalty spot early on, and Paterson made it comfortable for the home side in the second half with three fine goals.

Andy Reid sealed the win with a late strike, after good work from the lively Abdoun, putting Forest through to the fourth round, where they will face Ipswich or Preston.

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Leicester City loving parrot chants 'we hate Forest'

A Nottingham Forest hating parrot has attracted more than 2,000 views on YouTube for her anti-Forest chants.

The Leicester City loving African Grey named Ruby knows a catalogue of Leicester City slogans, including 'we hate Forest'.

The video was posted on YouTube the day before Leicester suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their rivals Nottingham Forest last Saturday.

Forest to keep Davies on for another four years

The owner and chairman of Nottingham Forest FC, Fawaz Al-Hasawi, has announced that manager Billy Davies has extended his contract with the club for another four years.

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I am delighted to announce that Billy Davies has extended his contract with us until 2017. Great news. #NFFC

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