By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has stated that Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi “needs to go now” before the club are dragged into a relegation scrap.

The outspoken pundit delivered a strong message via his personal Twitter account following the Midlands side’s 2-0 defeat against Reading on Saturday afternoon.

Forest are now sat in 20th place in the Championship and sit outside of the relegation zone on goal difference and Collymore believes that controversial owner Al-Hasawi must leave.

Forest are famed for winning the European Cup twice in their history, but after 17 years out of England’s top flight it looks like they’re heading back in the direction of League One rather than the Premier League.

Meanwhile, outspoken football pundit Collymore was part of a more successful Forest side between 1993 and 1995 with the club winning promotion back to the Premier League from the old Division One.

He still holds an affinity to his former club and regularly Tweets about them.

The Midlands club will face QPR at home in the league next, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side struggling themselves sat in 14th.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fears are growing that French manager Philippe Montanier could be about to be sacked.