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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

Thursday 3 September

Wednesday 2 September

23:59
23:53
21:32
21:19
21:19
20:49
20:30
20:23
20:12
19:04
18:38
18:36
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18:12
18:03
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17:34
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15:42
15:37
15:23
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13:51
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07:04
07:03
06:55
05:40
04:54
03:45
02:48
02:05
00:55
00:53
00:32
00:31

Tuesday 1 September

23:50
23:19
22:53
22:10
22:09
21:33
21:17
21:11
20:48
20:37
20:31
20:23
20:03
19:59
19:52
18:56
18:49
18:49
18:32
18:20
18:19
18:15
18:15
18:14
17:57
17:47
17:10
17:06
16:51
16:50
16:37
16:25
15:40
15:34
14:47
14:15
14:01
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12:44
12:33
12:06
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11:19
10:42
10:04
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08:15
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06:29
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00:34
00:33
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Championship table

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

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