By Noel Whelan

3rd Nov, 2022 | 2:27pm

Pundit slates Nottingham Forest after source's reveal - 'is he being sacked as well?'

Noel Whelan has insisted spending even more money in January will not be a “fix” for relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Midlands club’s wealth of new faces “are not the problem”.

Football Insider revealed last week (26 October) that Nottingham Forest are planning to spend up to £100million in January to try and avoid relegation.

The Premier League strugglers have already sacked transfer chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott following a review of their £150million summer spend.

Promoted Forest drafted in 23 players during the off-season but still sit bottom of the table following their 5-0 demolition against Arsenal on Sunday (30 October).

Whelan claimed a potential relegation will have to be attributed to bringing “too many” players to the City Ground.

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He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “Don’t tell me they’ve not already gone out and brought in quality.

“Now they want to go and spend another £100million and let another sporting director have a go.

“If they don’t stay up, is the chairman going to sack him as well?

“They’ve brought in two whole new teams during the summer – and that’s just too much.

“That’s the issue. If they do go down, it’s because they’ve brought too many in – the players they have bought aren’t the problem.

“Sometimes money isn’t the fix. It’s about the manager finding the right system, the right formation, the right players.

“It’s really strange how they’re going about it. Spending more money doesn’t mean you’re going to stay in the Premier League.”

In other news, ex-striker cites Alexander Isak as Nottingham Forest tipped to sign “world beater” in January.