Rangers

By Will Butcher

Andy Walker believes Nottingham Forest have made a good appointment in bringing Mark Warburton to the City Ground.

Two-time European Cup champions Forest announced the news on their official website, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal along with assistant manager David Weir.

Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Tuesday morning, former Celtic striker Walker believes Warburton will use his Championship experience to succeed.

Leaving Rangers back in February, Walker believes he will find the Forest job more to his suiting after being “overpowered” in the Ibrox hotseat.

“It was a hell of a job at Rangers, but once they got promotion he found it difficult,” Walker claimed. “He left in the most bizarre circumstances, after saying he was sacked but Rangers saying he resigned.

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“He’s gone to a club where he’ll do well and he has a good assistant in David Weir, and use his experience from working wonders with Brentford. He felt overpowered at Ibrox, but he’ll enjoy a bit more time to turn it round.”

Warburton returns to work just over a month after leaving 54-time Scottish Premiership champions Rangers in controversial circumstances.

The Gers claim that the Londoner resigned from his post as manager, as pressure continued to mount while Warburton was adamant that he had been sacked.

However, the 54-year-old will now take charge of his new side for the first time in Saturday’s early Championship kick-off against Derby, who also have a new manager in Gary Rowett.

A win for Warburton will be crucial in helping his new side avoid relegation, as they remain just two points above the second tier’s relegation zone.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Kenny Burns has also had his say on the future of Forest under Warburton.

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