Gary Brazil favourite for Nottingham Forest job after Nigel Clough rejection

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 30 January 2017, 19:18

Nottingham Forest caretaker Gary Brazil is once again in pole position to bag the job on a permanent basis (or at least until the summer) after Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough rejected the chance to return to the City Ground as manager.

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Clough had been hotly linked with the Reds and over the weekend admitted that he had a big decision to make.

However, the former player, who made over 300 appearances for the club, has this evening (Monday) confirmed that he will not be following in his father's footsteps...for the time being anyway.

Both Forest (19th) and Burton (20th) are currently locked in a Championship relegation battle, with only two points separating the clubs in the table after 28 matches. The teams are scheduled to play on Saturday 11th March.

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New frontrunner Brazil (1/2, Sky Bet) has overseen a brace of games (W1 L1) since Philippe Montanier was sacked a couple of weeks ago.

It now looks more than likely that the 54-year-old will be handed the reins until the summer, with Paul Heckingbottom, Gary Rowett and Billy Davies all looking like extremely unlikely appointments at the moment.

But, for now, Forest lock horns with relegation rivals Rotherham (24th) on Tuesday in a crunch clash at the City Ground.

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