Date: 20th July 2019 at 8:40am
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At least this wasn’t a last minute change.

Nottingham Forest have announced that their U23 side will now travel to Mansfield on Tuesday night, rather than the senior team. In a club statement, Forest announced that they would be giving refunds to the fans who had already bought tickets but didn’t wish to travel.

Forest fans were looking forward to seeing their team at a relatively easy 16 miles away, it’s certainly a lot easier than having to flog all the way to Greece to see them get beat for example. It seems as though one man is to blame for this change, at least in the minds of the Forest fans, and that’s former boss Martin O’Neill.

O’Neill had set up quite a lot of preseason friendlies before he was sacked as manager, and new boss Sabri Lamouchi has had to do his best to manage the situation. This did mean the cancellation of the friendly against Peterborough, and now this change against Mansfield.

However, it seems that Forest fans are for the most part in favour of this decision, especially as the club has handled the issue of refunds so well. It’s also another example of new boss Lamouchi’s way of dealing with things that has once again gone down well with the Forest faithful.

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