Speaking to the media ahead of his first game in-charge of Nottingham Forest, Mark Warburton has admitted the overall aim for his reign at the club will be the Premier League, reports the club’s official Twitter account.
Warburton was appointed as Forest’s new manager on Tuesday, replacing Gary Brazil at the City Ground, as relegation fears began to grow.
The former Brentford and Rangers manager highlighted both his short term and long term plans for Forest, he said: “The short term goal is to stay in the division, then develop the squad in pre-season. The Premier League has to be the goal.”
Forest begin life under Warburton on Saturday with a clash against East Midlands rivals Derby County, where they will be looking to ease looming relegation fears.
MW: The short term goal is to stay in the division, then develop the squad in pre-season. The Premier League has to be the goal #NFFC
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) March 16, 2017
Warburton’s side are currently 20th in the Sky Bet Championship but just two-points above the relegation zone, with nine fixtures of the season remaining.
Following an impressive 3-0 victory over high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion, it looked like Forest were on the rise away from the bottom-three, but back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Burton Albion have resurfaced relegation fears.
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