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McClaren - No more own goals

Forest boss keen to focus on matters on the pitch

Last Updated: 27/09/11 8:48am

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McClaren: Feels off-field squabbling led to too much instability at Nottingham Forest

McClaren: Feels off-field squabbling led to too much instability at Nottingham Forest

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Steve McClaren expects the off-field 'squabbling' at Nottingham Forest to stop in order to focus on lifting the team up the Championship table.

Former England coach McClaren took charge at the City Ground in the summer, but has been frustrated by the lack of transfer activity during the early stages of his tenure.

Reports recently suggested that McClaren was considering his position at Forest, but he remains determined to fulfil his three-year contract.

Following a much-needed win at Watford at the weekend, McClaren is now keen to concentrate on picking up results ahead of Tuesday's game against Burnley.

Instability

"My job is to fight for what I think is right," said McClaren.

"But as soon as the window closes, you know what you have got, where you are and now is the time to concentrate on where we are going.

"There came a moment after the window, we know the situation and the parameters. We know this is our squad and we get on with it - that's everybody.

"From that moment we can sit and say: 'stop squabbling off the field and concentrate on it'. Previously, everything was up in the air.

"There was much more going on off the field than there was going on the field. That caused instability amongst everybody.

"No more own goals - we have done enough this season. From our side there was an acceptance of the situation and we just get on with it.

"I have signed a contract for three years and I'll be disappointed if we don't get promotion in that three years."

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