Taking Stock: A Chaotic 48 Hours At NFFC

What Nottingham Forest supporters do know is that Stuart Pearce and his coaching staff have left the City Ground and that Dougie Freedman will begin work with the first-team this week.

More details about the Scot's appointment are set to be announced on Tuesday along with the names of his own backroom team.

Chief executive Paul Faulkner has resigned in the wake of Pearce's departure while Pearce himself is thought to have turned down an advisory role at the club.

On the transfer front, despite talk of a bid from Burnley for Henri Lansbury, the only exit was for Djamel Abdoun who has been loaned to Sporting Lokeren of Belgium.