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Forest in talks with ex-Brentford boss Warburton

Mark Warburton is looking for a new job. Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest are in talks with former Rangers and Brentford boss Mark Warburton, Press Association Sport understands.

His appointment as manager could even be finalised in the next 48 hours, with Reds owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi thought to be keen to have Warburton in charge for Saturday's home clash against east midlands rivals Derby.

With academy boss Gary Brazil initially expected to remain in interim charge until the end of the season, Warburton had been earmarked as a summer target following the appointment of Frank McParland as director of football but those plans have been rushed forward after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Burton left Forest just two points above the Championship relegation zone.

McParland and Warburton worked together at Rangers before their departure from Ibrox last month, with the Glasgow club claiming the pair resigned - allegations which were denied by McParland and Warburton.