Nottingham Forest are set to part company with under-fire boss Chris Hughton following tonight’s 2-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough.

Forest lost once again on Wednesday evening.

After falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City, Hughton couldn’t rally the troops.

Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez were on the scoresheet, handing Boro a comfortable away win.

Just three shots on target and no goals once again; Forest sit bottom of the Championship table with just one point.

Already four points adrift of safety, Forest are set to act and axe Hughton after less than a year in the job.


The Telegraph’s John Percy claims Forest have made the decision and Hughton is on his way out of the City Ground.

The 62-year-old only landed the job in October 2020. He replaced Sabri Lamouchi in the Forest hot seat but hasn’t strung together positive results.

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In fact, Hughton’s last league win with Forest came back on April 5th – a 3-1 home success over Queens Park Rangers.

With no win in seven this season and six games without a win to end last term, Forest haven’t won a league game in 13 attempts.

Hughton’s last full Championship campaign ended with him taking Brighton and Hove Albion up, but that won’t happen with Forest.

We would now expect confirmation of Hughton’s exit either tonight or tomorrow, and the hunt for yet another new Forest boss will begin.

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