Date: 27th January 2017 at 4:24pm
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By Amir Mir

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has confirmed Nottingham Forest have made an approach for Nigel Clough, according to a reliable journalist.

John Percy has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Robinson has said Clough will take charge of Burton’s Championship encounter at QPR on Saturday and that no decision has yet been made on his future.

Forest are on the lookout for a new boss after owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi sacked Frenchman Philippe Montanier earlier this month.

The Midlands giants are struggling in the second tier of English football with their current owner heavily criticised by fans.

During their last home encounter, which they won by a single goal against Bristol City, supporters protested prior to the match.

At this moment in time, Gary Brazil is in caretaker charge as his side hover above the relegation zone, having lost their last game 2-0 to promotion-hopefuls Leeds.

Football Insider verdict:

No matter how tempting, Nigel Clough should not take charge of Forest until the owner has finalised a deal to sell the club to another party. At this moment in time, the Midlands giants are in an utter mess with no backbone or structure currently installed at the club. If Clough were to take up the reigns at Forest, despite the family heritage, he would be walking into a sinking ship which could end up harming his managerial career. Clough has done wonders at Burton and he should concentrate on helping the minnows survive relegation in the Championship. Thereafter, if a change is made at Forest, he can look at the situation again. 

In other Nottingham Forest news, Stan Collymore has delivered his verdict on Nigel Clough.

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