Nottingham Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has issued the following message.Good evening everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the summer and looking forward to what I’m sure will be an exciting 2014-15 campaign.
I would like to extend my congratulations to Premier League champions Manchester City, promoted clubs Leicester and Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford, who will both be joining us in the Sky Bet Championship next season. The aforementioned clubs have all been rewarded for their tremendous hard work over the course of the 2013-14 season.
Of course, some clubs’ fates are to be decided via the playoffs in the coming weeks. It deeply saddens me that we are not involved, but I wish everyone concerned the very best of luck.
At The City Ground, our attentions are firmly set on next season and I’m relishing the challenge of working alongside Stuart Pearce. We want to replicate the achievements of Leicester and Burnley and I am working hard to ensure Stuart will have everything he needs to get the job done.
As there always is at this time of year, there is speculation over players coming in and out. Many players will be linked with a move elsewhere and it will be solely up to Stuart to decide who stays and goes.
I will of course keep you all updated on any news.
Thanks for your continued support.