Forest get ready for new rules
Nottm Forest chairman Nigel Doughty says financial fair play rules will force them to cut their budget.
Last Updated: 02/08/11 12:19pm
Nottingham Forest chairman Nigel Doughty believes the introduction of financial fair play rules will force them to streamline their budget.
Doughty appointed former England coach Steve McClaren as manager this summer after Billy Davies faltered in the play-offs for the second consecutive season.
With his extensive contacts, McClaren has been able to bring real quality into the squad and the Forest supremo is expecting his club to be in contention for promotion this year.
"Steve and Mark Arthur [chief executive] have played a blinder during the close season, in getting Jonathan Greening, Andy Reid and George Boateng up to now," Doughty told the Nottingham Post.
"They have done that in a very creative way. With the advent of financial fair play, we are going to have a very strict budget.
"That is due to be introduced next season and it is a story that has not really been headlined by the media."
He added: "We are regarded, outside Nottingham at least, as being a big-spending club in the Championship.
"Other than Middlesbrough and Bristol City, we probably had the biggest budget in the Championship last season.
"But we will have to look at how we do things and that process starts now. We have to start to manage things, because it seems as though it is likely to start next season."