A report from The Daily Telegraph has explained four reasons why Nottingham Forest saw their clash with Leeds United postponed in the wake of the sad passing of The Queen.

Elizabeth II passed on Thursday afternoon to rock the world. The United Kingdom has gone into a state of mourning and sport was largely curtailed over the weekend.

Forest game with Leeds postponed
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Football was hit the most. The Premier League and the EFL made the decision to postpone their fixtures, with the National League and even grassroots following suit.

Ben Rumsby has explained four reasons why the weekend’s schedule was decimated.

Four reasons why Nottingham Forest saw their Leeds clash postponed

Forest were due to travel to Elland Road for this week’s Monday Night Football, with a return to winning ways in their sights.

The Reds have lost three games on the spin and last week’s defeat to Bournemouth has set some alarm bells ringing.

Still, an extra week for Steve Cooper to work with his newly assembled squad can only be a good thing.

Plenty of supporters believe that the most tremendous respect that could have been paid this weekend was to play.

Football fans have now been advised of four reasons why the Reds’ game was postponed and they go as follows:

  1. Elizabeth II was patron of the FA
  2. Her grandson is the president of the FA
  3. Football is the national sport
  4. Initial tributes have already been paid at matches

Forest will hope they can start gelling as a team once football gets back underway.

It’s hoped that the Reds can go on a run of games that sees them undefeated as they bid to avoid an instant return to the second tier.

Forest game with Leeds postponed
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Forest fans will hope that their home game against Fulham on Friday can go ahead as planned.

A state funeral for The Queen is planned for Monday and clubs across the country are hopeful that next weekend’s schedule can go ahead as planned.

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