Date: 8th July 2019 at 7:20pm
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It’s been just over a week now since Martin O’Neill was sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest.

Reports at the time suggested that the reason for the Irishman’s departure was because of growing dissent within the dressing room, particularly over his training methods, however, one player has come forward to try and quash some of those stories.

Thirty-five-year-old defender Michael Dawson, has spoken about what happened during pre-season and done his best to try and put the record straight.

He said: “I have not worked like that for years – but all of the lads worked their socks off.

“And that is one thing I would like to put out there. I read things about how there was unrest – and that was not reflected in what we saw in training. I can honestly say, 100 percent, with my hand on my heart, that there was nobody here who let the manager down when it came to work rate or effort.

“The work we put in was at a different level.”

It seems as though the truth behind what really happened at Nottingham Forest on that hectic Friday afternoon probably won’t be fully told for some time, but in the meanwhile, we can only deal with what we’ve got. And it appears as though these Nottingham Forest supporters aren’t entirely convinced by what they read…

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