‘I punched something’: Nottingham Forest deduction prompted Nuno fury

Forest in bottom three after being deducted four pointsNuno Espírito Santo’s side next face Palace and Fulham at home

Nuno Espírito Santo’s first reaction to hearing Nottingham Forest had been docked four points was to angrily “punch something” near to him, as he called for the club to be galvanised by their troubles off the pitch.

The points deduction, for breaches of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules (PSR), has plunged Forest into the relegation zone, below Luton – with whom they drew 1-1 in their last match before the international break. Forest now face Crystal Palace and Fulham at home in the space of four days, and Nuno is confident his side’s “togetherness and commitment”, plus the backing of the City Ground crowd, will spur them on to survival.

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