Thousands gather in Nottingham's Old Market Square to celebrate as Forest promoted to Premier League

Thousands of fans gathered in Nottingham's Old Market Square to celebrate Forest's promotion to the Premier League

Huge celebrations are taking place today in Nottingham's Old Market Square after Nottingham Forest secured their place in the Premier League for the first time in 23 years.

The Red's secured their place at the top flight of English football after beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday.

Large speakers and screens have been assembled at the square - where fans will get to see the Forest team later when the event kicks off formally at 1pm.

Players will congregate on the balcony of the Council House for a half an hour appearance, with the play-off winners trophy.

Fans said they were 'over the moon' following the clubs victory on Sunday.

Forest fans celebrated in the city on Sunday night, with thousands expected in Old Market Square later

One fan, Richard Walker, who's 60-years-old, told ITV News Central he was "very emotional" on Sunday.

"It has been an amazing day and an amazing result," he said at the time.

"I have so many memories of watching Forest over the years and it was great to see them win today.

"I knew they could do it and it is just a great day for the whole city."

Forest fans reacted to promotion in Nottingham today

Road closures and diversions are in place across Nottingham, with temporary changes also being made to bus timetables.

Trams will not move through Old Market Square during the events and services will terminate at Royal Centre and Nottingham station.

The City Council have designated the event as 'family friendly' with no alcohol or flares allowed. It's being hosted by comedian Matt Forde and BBC Nottingham presenter Colin Fray.

In a statement, Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor David Mellen, said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Forest secured promotion.

"It means a huge amount to the city after more than two decades outside the top flight."