Nottingham Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has released the following update for the club's supporters.
Firstly I would like to thank our fans for the support they have shown the team at our home game against Burton Albion and during last night’s win at Doncaster Rovers. After a long summer without any football it has been great to see so many of you getting behind the team both home and away.
I would, however, like to apologise to those who could not get a ticket for our opening fixture against Burton due to the situation with our reduced capacity. We had a very positive meeting with Nottinghamshire County Council earlier in the week and we are confident the matter will be resolved soon.
I have been pleased with our dealings in the transfer market this summer and with our recruitment of players. I have worked very hard with both our director of football Pedro Pereira and head coach Philippe Montanier to help provide them with a strong foundation on which to build a successful Championship campaign. I believe we have not only added to our numbers but, more importantly, we have brought in the right players to fit into the ethos of our club.
I appreciate there has been much speculation about the ownership of the club and about my current level of involvement. I would like to clarify that it is true that I have been discussing potential investment with different parties, but at this moment in time I cannot confirm any definite deal has been done. I have always said I will do what is best for Nottingham Forest and if I decide to make a deal with an investor it will be in the best interests of the club’s future.
Until that time I will continue to work alongside the senior figures at the club and always look to improve our position both on and off the field. Together we have significantly improved our commercial revenue through partnerships such as 888sport and our pre-season partners Myprotein to name only a few. This was an aspect of the business I was keen to improve on and I am pleased with our development so far.
Thank you again for your continued loyal backing.