Mark Warburton makes big promise to Forest fans after nail-biting final game
By Aramide Oladipo
Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton has vowed to never let the club find themselves in a relegation battle again.
Forest managed to secure Championship survival on the last day of the season as they beat Ipswich 3-0 at the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.
Warburton’s side eventually finished in 21st place in the league table, level on points with relegated Blackburn Rovers but with a better goal difference.
Striker Britt Assombalonga was the hero on the day as his two goals along with a deflected shot from captain Chris Cohen saved the Midlands side from relegation.
Following an emotional day, Warburton was quick to assure Forest fans, as quoted in the Daily Mail, that they shouldn’t expect to see their team in a similar situation in the upcoming season.
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“We can never allow ourselves to be in this position again. Ever. I said to the boys we must make a vow to make sure this never happens again.” he said.
“The last few weeks have hurt but we have to remember this feeling and make sure we never experience it again, it can’t be allowed to happen.”
“A relegation dogfight is not what we are about and I am confident it won’t happen next season, and I say that because I have seen the quality within the squad.” he concluded.
The Englishman was appointed Nottingham Forest manager in March following his controversial departure from Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.
When he arrived at the City Ground, the club were only one point above the relegation zone and his first game saw his side come away with a 2-2 draw against bitter rivals Derby County.
Forest only managed to win three games with Warburton at the helm but it was enough to see them maintain a place in the Championship next season but they’ll need to improve dramatically in order to avoid the drop.
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