Premier League referee Robert Jones is set to take charge of Nottingham Forest’s clash against Burnley, despite his controversial VAR performance earlier this season.

Jones was operating VAR during the Reds’ 3-2 defeat to Manchester United, which saw a controversial red card for defender Joe Worrall, with Danilo conceding a very harsh penalty.

Steve Cooper and the Forest hierarchy were disappointed with the referring team that day, so much so the club filed a complaint to the PGMOL after various decisions they felt were pivotal in deciding the game’s outcome.

However, just three weeks after the display, Jones is set to officiate on another Forest encounter.

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Steve Cooper on decisions at Old Trafford

Reds boss Cooper wasn’t best pleased after the final whistle at Old Trafford and rightly so.

After the game against the Red Devils, Cooper admitted that he must bite his tongue on officiating displays.

“In games like this you need things to be how they should.

“I am not going to talk too much as I don’t want to get into trouble but I was surprised how quickly the decisions were made.

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“You just bite your tongue in terms of what (you) really feel but of course, they were defining moments.”

Referee Jones will no doubt be under pressure when he takes charge of the encounter at the City Ground on Monday night.

However, questions need to be addressed as to how he is allowed to be in charge of another Forest game so quickly after his poor performance at Old Trafford.

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