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Fawaz leads the tributes

16 September 2014

Nottingham Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi is looking forward to joining in the tributes to Brian Clough at tomorrow’s game against Fulham.

The club will be celebrating the legendary manager’s life with a number of tributes throughout the evening, and Mr Al Hasawi believes it will be a great occasion.  

Sporting a green jumper with the letters ‘BC’ printed on, Mr Al Hasawi told Forest Player: “I’m really happy to be with the fans for tomorrow’s game.  

“At the Derby match it was good to see supporters of both Forest and Derby clapping. Everybody was happy with what he achieved at both clubs.  

“I have known about Brian Clough for a long time and there are many things I could say about him.  

“I wish one day I could have met him and shaken his hand. But I feel he is always with us.”  

Forest go into tomorrow’s match unbeaten and at the opposite end of the table to Felix Magath’s men.  But Mr Al Hasawi is expecting far from an easy ride.  

He said: “Tomorrow we have an important match against Fulham, a very big club who have come from the Premier League. We are focusing on that game – every match we play will be like a final to us.  

“We have worked hard from day one and I hope we can carry on the same, but it’s going to be difficult. I think the league is more difficult than last season when you look at the clubs now in the league.  

“There are no easy matches but I hope with our new manager and this group of players we can do something this season.”

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