"Cole has not left Forest"

Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood insists reports that veteran former England striker Andrew Cole has left the club are premature.

Calderwood told BBC Radio Nottingham: "That is not the situation at all at the minute.

"The fact that we've got people returning is making it difficult for him to get in the team."

The 37-year-old has failed to score in 11 games for Forest this season and Calderwood will talk to him this week.

The 37-year-old, who only joined Forest in July after leaving Sunderland, was left out of the Forest squad in their win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Source: BBC Sport

Old King Cole?

Doubt today surrounded Andrew Cole's future at Nottingham Forest.

The club today insisted the striker was still a Forest player, with chief executive Mark Arthur refuting talk that Cole's contract had been cancelled by mutual consent.

But it is understood that the Nottingham-born former Manchester United and Newcastle star is increasingly frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities – and is requesting talks about his future.

Cole was left out of the squad altogether when Cardiff visited on Saturday, after starting the two previous matches against QPR and Ipswich.

And he had previously publicly expressed his dismay at finding himself on the sidelines earlier in the campaign, warning that he had not come to the club to 'sit on the bench'.

But with Joe Garner, Robert Earnshaw and Paul Anderson returning to full fitness – and Forest manager Colin Calderwood often favouring a three-man front line that includes two pacy wide-men – Cole is seemingly facing an even bigger fight to get into the team.

And it now appears that the 37-year-old is prepared to consider leaving the City Ground in search of more regular first team football.

Cole has started five matches and made six substitute appearances for Forest, but is still waiting for his first goal for the club he watched as a boy.

QPR v Forest

This Saturday Forest are away to Queens Park Rangers.

This game is sold out to Forest supporters so please do not travel to the game without a ticket as there will be none available on the day.

....... And on Tuesday 21st we are at home to Ipswich so come down to The City Ground and give The Reds your support!

Palace's Fletcher set for Forest!

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that they are set to sign midfielder Carl Fletcher from Championship rivals Crystal Palace on a six-week loan.
The Welsh international has made five substitute appearances for the Selhurst Park side this season.
The Eagles put 28-year-old Fletcher, who has had spells at Watford, West Ham and Bournemouth, on the transfer list in August.
Forest face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Source: BBC.CO.UK

E.ON to power Forest fans with football energy plan

E.ON, one of the UK’s leading electricity and gas companies and Official Energy Partner of The Football League, yesterday (Thursday) launched an energy tariff specifically for Nottingham Forest fans.
All fans who sign up to the ‘E.ON Nottingham Forest EnergyPlan’ will receive a voucher for two free tickets to a game at The City Ground this season. In addition, customers will be entered into quarterly draws to win a number of club-related ‘money can’t buy’ prizes and experiences such as signed club shirts, training day places and even a chance to meet the players.
Robert Earnshaw at Nottingham Forest officially launched the new offer yesterday alongside fellow player Lewis McGugan, and hopes that Forest fans will show their support.
He said: “Joining the E.ON Nottingham Forest EnergyPlan is an excellent way for our fans to gain access to some really fantastic club offers. I’ll be encouraging my family and friends to sign up.”
Existing E.ON customers can benefit too and receive all the exclusive football offers by switching from their current plan.
Jim Macdonald, Commercial Director at E.ON, said: “Our partnership with The Football League has enabled us to reward our customers who are also fans.
“We’re pleased to be able to bring this offer to the many Nottingham Forest supporters and hope that more clubs will take up this opportunity.”
E.ON has been The Official Energy Partner of The Football League since 2007 and is also a supporter of The Football League’s ‘Fans of the Future’ initiative, which aims to encourage the next generation of supporters and their families to watch live football at their local League club.
Anyone wishing to sign up to the E.ON Nottingham Forest EnergyPlan should call 0800 051 5548.