By Dominic Toner

Nottingham Forest have approached Burton to speak to Nigel Clough about their vacant managerial role, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that Forest have asked their Championship rivals if they can speak to Clough as they look for a replacement for the recently sacked Philippe Montanier.

The 50-year-old previously played at the City Ground during his playing career and made 324 appearance, while his late father Brian is considered an icon.

Brian Clough led the Midlands club to European success as a manager and is regarded as their greatest ever manager.

Gary Brazil is currently in temporary charge as caretaker boss at Forest and he watched his side lost to Leeds 2-0 on Wednesday.

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Forest will be keen to appoint a new permanent manager as they are languishing in 19th in the Championship table and are in a serious relegation battle.

They have won just once in their last 10 games across all competitions and will be hoping that a new manager can improve results.

The Midlands giants are just five points above the relegation places and have not featured in League One since their promotion from it in the 2007-08 campaign.

Nigel Clough’s current side Burton are also fighting a relegation battle in the Championship and occupy the final place in the drop zone.

He has a strong connection with Burton after two managerial spells their, while also taking charge of Derby and Sheffield United.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Matty Cash has praised his team-mate after his debut.

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