Duos future in doubt

Last updated : 19 September 2004 By Daniel Mounser
Reid, who is already on the transfer list by his own request, said he was prepared to concentrate on just playing football but has seriously damaged team morale this season.

Kinnear said: "Things came to a head after our game at Sunderland on Tuesday when Andy made it clear he doesn't want to play for this club,

"No one individual is bigger than the club and there comes a point when you have to say enough is enough. This has been going on for months and it is not fair to the other players.

"If he says he will commit himself to Forest until such time as someone comes in for him, then the door remains open. The ball is in his court, and while we will miss him if he is not playing, there will be only one loser in this situation and that's Andy Reid."

Kinnear's decision was spot-on as the Reds put in a battling performance to grab a point away at league leaders Stoke on Saturday. They could have snatched all three points after having a goal disallowed for offside and a clear-cut penalty turned down after Taggart's foul on David Johnson.

Marlon King was also dropped following the Sunderland game in midweek and it is rumoured he could be put on the transfer-list if Kinnear can secure a loan deal for a srtiker this week.

Kinnear added on the club's official website: "It doesn't matter who you are. If you don't want to wear a Nottingham Forest shirt then you'll never wear one."

If only Joe Kinnear had been in charge when Pierre Van Hooijdonk wanted to come back!!