McClaren reveals off-field woes

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Manager Steve McClaren admits that off-field 'squabbling' has led to problems on the pitch for Nottingham Forest this season.

Former England head 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.

Following a much-needed win at Watford on Saturday - only Forest's second in the npower Championship this campaign - McClaren is now keen to concentrate on picking up results and lifting the team up the table. "My job is to fight for what I think is right but as soon as the transfer window closes, you know what you have got, where you are and now is the time to concentrate on where we are going," said McClaren.

"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."

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