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Forest and Capital One to pay tribute to Brian Clough by handing out jumpers to fans

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Green round neck jumpers will be handed out to Forest fans. Credit: Capital One

Brian Clough will be honoured in Nottingham Forest’s Capital One Cup tie against Spurs on Wednesday, September 24 when 1,000 fans will be given replicas of his famous fashion accessory - a green round neck jumper - to wear at the fixture.

Capital One, the Nottingham-based credit card company and League Cup sponsor, will be handing out the iconic jumpers to all fans travelling on the official supporters’ coaches to White Hart Lane.

A limited number will also be given to Forest fans at the stadium on a first-come-first-served basis.

Clough, one of football’s most loved characters, passed away on September 20, 2004.

Nottingham is the city of football

Nottingham has beaten off Manchester and Portsmouth to win the right to stage a £1.6million two-year pilot project aimed at testing ways of getting more people playing football regularly.

The Football Association had £1.6millionn of public funding for the amateur game cut by Sport England in March after failing to reverse a decline in participation - last year there were 1.84million people playing football regularly, a fall of 100,000 since April 2013.

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Henri Lansbury
Henri Lansbury headed the only go of the game. Credit: PA

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Forest, among the favourites for promotion, are enjoying a fine start to life under Stuart Pearce and Henri Lansbury's first-half header made it four Sky Bet Championship wins from five and puts them top of the early league table.

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