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Sabri Lamouchi speaks on his Nottingham Forest future

Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi believes he is the right man to manage the side despite the poor beginning to the 2020/21 Championship campaign.

Forest were in a strong position to make the play-offs last term, but a run of just three points from the final six matches saw them miss out on the top-six in dramatic fashion after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat in the last matchday.

Despite this, the Championship outfit decided to maintain their trust in Lamouchi, but that has not proved a good choice with the club unable to pick up a point from the opening four matches.

Forest recently suffered a 2-1 defeat to Dean Holden’s Bristol City, who have made the perfect start to the season. Andreas Weimann and Nahki Wells put Bristol two goals ahead at the midway stage of the opening half.

Luke Freeman’s stunning long-range strike pulled one goal back for Forest 10 minutes from the interval. However, they could not level the scores after the break following a superb display from goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, who made a string of sublime saves.

Hence, Forest are still searching for their first point of the season and they have now made their worst start to the campaign in more than 60 years. Still, Lamouchi believes he is the right man for the job and has the support of the players, who put up a good second-half display against Bristol.

“It is a good question, but I don’t have the answer. I hope I am. I think they still show that support, because they showed me a reaction,” He told.

“Without a reaction, I can imagine something is wrong and it would be impossible to change that.

“We created chances and Daniel Bentley, their goalkeeper, made some unbelievable saves. We need to find a solution quickly.”

Forest have gone 22 years without top-flight football and they are already playing catch-up to the play-off positions this term with a seven-point deficit to sixth-placed Blackburn Rovers.

There are still 42 games left in the regular season, but it remains to be seen whether Lamouchi will stay at the helm when the club return to action after the October international break.

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