A Turf Moor horrow show for Forest

27 September 2011 11:00
The Reds were walloped by Burnley on Tuesday night

Any tentative signs of a turnaround in Forest's fortunes taken from Saturday's scrappy win at Watford were blown away within 45 minutes.

Steve McClaren's side went in at half-time trailing by four goals to nil and the former England boss, famously pictured on the Wembley touchline under an umbrella, gave the photographers another golden shot by sitting forlorn in the visiting dug-out as his side were sent back on to the pitch to prolong their embarrassment.

Ishmael Miller's second-half goal was little more than a consolation and Burnley finished the game in style with Charlie Austin scoring a fifth.

McClaren has protested loudly about the lack of new signings made since he took over at the City Ground but, as with the recent home defeat by Derby, knows that results like Tuesday night's come down to him and his players alone.


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