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Blackstock punished

Dexter Blackstock is out injured. Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been hit with a suspended three-month ban and fined 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 charged over betting

Dexter Blackstock is out injured. Credit: PA

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.

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Forest set for managerial announcement

Nottingham Forest have called a press conference at 12.30pm today to make an announcement on the managerial position at the Sky Bet Championship club.

Former Forest favourite Stuart Pearce claimed on Wednesday evening that it was "very likely" he would be taking charge at the City Ground, but added it was not expected to be until the summer.

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Stuart Pearce to take over at Nottingham Forest

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Stuart Pearce will take over as Nottingham Forest manager at the end of the season, according to Sky sources. http://t.co/tayU2dpRAu

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Brief chat with Stuart Pearce here in Paris. Definitely going to be end of season, rather than starting now #nffc

Pearce still in Forest talks

Stuart Pearce has confirmed he is still talking with Nottingham Forest about becoming the club's new manager.

I'm still chatting with Nottingham Forest.

That will continue. That's the best I can say at the moment.

Forest have always been well supported whatever league they've been in, there's a rich history there.

It's a great club and one that's very close to my heart.

– Stuart Pearce speaking to TalkSport
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