Nottingham Forest allowed Jack Colback to walk away from the club in the summer and yesterday he was sent off for QPR. The experienced midfielder received his marching orders after just 24 minutes of the game.

It proved a frustrating afternoon for QPR. They were beaten 3-1 by Sunderland and Colback’s dismissal meant they played most of the match with 10 men.

Forest Colback
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Colback was a bit of a cult hero at Forest. He played all over the park for the Reds and spent a lot of the promotion-winning campaign of 2021/22 playing as a left-back.

Now, 33-years-old, the player left Forest after not being offered a new contract. He did feature in the Premier League last season and QPR got a bit of a coup.

Colback made 134 appearances for the Reds across three spells with the Reds during his time on Trentside. At QPR, he’s already been in the thick of the reaction, scoring twice, claiming one assist, and receiving one red card.

Colback receives first red card since signing for QPR from Forest

The experienced performer will now sit out for three matches. He was joined at QPR by Steve Cook who also swapped the City Ground for West London during the summer.

Forest Colback
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Colback will be sorely missed by Gareth Ainsworth. His side are in desperate need of a run of wins and yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Sunderland leaves them 20th in the Championship.

The man who excelled at Forest is always a dependable performer. He’s not really renowned for receiving red cards though. As a result, he will hope to learn from this experience when he does return.

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