Nottingham Forest Under-23 head coach Andy Reid has told BBC Radio 5 Live that it’s ‘absolutely scandalous’ what has happened along the A52 at Derby County.

The Rams have been deducted 21 points this season. They entered administration and also fell four of several EFL charges.

Derby sit rock bottom of the Championship on -3 points and now face almost certain relegation to League One.

It would be easy for Reid to stick the boot into Derby given his long-term association with Forest.

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Derby are heading towards relegation; Photo; Jon Hobley; MI News; NurPhoto; Getty Images)

Instead, he’s offered sympathy and thinks former owner Mel Morris should be held accountable for the farce that he become the football club.

Reid told BBC 5 Live Sport: “I feel sorry for the fans and I feel sorry for the people who work in the club. People have lost their jobs and people are going to lose their jobs.

“It disgusts me that people aren’t going to be held accountable for this.

“Mel Morris should be absolutely disgusted with himself. He treated the club as a toy. He’d have been inviting all his mates around and they’ll be all having dinner and watching Derby get into the play-offs.

“The club is on the brink of going out of existence, which for a club of that historic nature is absolutely scandalous.

Forest supporters won’t share Reid sympathy over Derby debacle

The Reds fan base have been watching the events at Pride Park unfold with relative amusement etched all over their faces.

It is hard not to share some sympathy with the people at the club who are innocent in all of this and will lose their jobs, however.

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Derby celebrate against Forest; Photo; Tony Marshall; Getty Images)

In terms of the football side of things though, Derby deserve all they get. Their supporters were laughing themselves silly when Forest slipped into the third tier and as the saying goes; what goes around comes around.

Forest haven’t lost to Derby for over four years now. With that in mind, the game between the two sides in January could be the last one for a while.

The Reds will want to ensure they send their neighbours off to League One without the local bragging rights in their back pocket.

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