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Davies sacked by Forest

24 March 2014 13:28

Nottingham Forest have announced the sacking of manager Billy Davies in the wake of a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of rivals Derby County.

Forest slipped out of the Championship play-off places as a result of Saturday's humbling defeat, which extended their winless run to eight matches.

A statement from Forest on Monday read: "Nottingham Forest Football Club have confirmed the termination of manager Billy Davies' employment.

"The club thank Mr Davies for his efforts during his second spell as manager since his re-appointment in February 2013 and wish him well for the future.

"Nottingham Forest will make a further announcement in due course."

Davies returned to the City Ground 13 months ago, having previously led Forest to the Championship play-offs on two occasions during an initial spell at the club between January 2009 and June 2011.

The former Preston North End and Derby boss oversaw a 16-match unbeaten run in all competitions prior to Forest's recent slump in form.

Neil Warnock, a vastly experienced manager who enjoyed success with Notts County more than two decades ago, has been strongly tipped to succeed Davies on a deal until the end of the season.

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Info

Competition
Championship
Date
22 March 2014
Game week
37
Kick-off
13:15
Half-time
3 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
iPro Stadium (Derby)
Attendance
33004

Goals

C. Bryson 6'  
1 - 0
C. Bryson 32'  
2 - 0
3 - 0
J. Russell 54'  
4 - 0
C. Bryson (PG) 69'  
5 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
6
25
3
33
4 6' 32' 69'
34 18'
8 37'
9
10
35
Coach: S. McClaren
# Player Bookings
1
18
5
13 73'
16 85'
28
14
6
31 34'
12
21
Coach: B. Davies

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11 54'
18
19
12
26
27
30
# Player Bookings
9
15
27
3
29
32
38

Wednesday 27 August

20:17
20:04
19:42
19:27
19:01
18:40
18:38
18:23
18:20
17:57
17:14
16:46
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16:39
16:14
15:44
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02:49
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00:07
00:05
00:01

Tuesday 26 August

23:42
23:40
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23:02
22:57
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22:14
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10:54
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10:13
09:41
09:22
06:15
05:25
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00:42
00:01

Monday 25 August

23:54
23:42
23:35
22:53
22:09
21:53
21:14
20:40
19:21
19:02
18:06
17:58
17:26
16:55
16:33
16:29
16:29
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16:12
16:05
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13:29
13:18
12:36
12:25
12:13
12:04
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11:06
10:37
10:22
10:14
09:50
09:47
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09:16
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05:56
05:39
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04:36
03:45
03:42
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03:38
03:34
03:01
02:53
02:21
01:21
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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +7 10
2 4 +5 9
3 4 +5 9
4 4 +2 9
5 4 +2 8
6 4 +2 8
7 4 +4 7
8 4 +2 7
9 4 +2 7
10 4 +0 7
11 4 +3 6
12 4 +1 6
13 4 +1 6
14 4 -1 6
15 4 +0 5
16 4 -1 5
17 4 -1 4
18 4 -1 4
19 4 -4 4
20 4 -5 4
21 4 -6 3
22 4 -5 1
23 4 -5 0
24 4 -7 0

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