Mark Warburton already stamping influence on Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton

The Reds battled back to claim a 2-2 draw with rivals Derby County, and showed they're following their new manager's plan

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton applauds the fansNottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton applauds the fans

Despite only being in the job for a few days, Nottingham Forest have already shown that they're taking new manager Mark Warburton's ideas on board going by their 2-2 draw with East Midlands rivals Derby County.

The first half was one of Forest's best this season, in that they looked to play out from the back, kept the ball as best they could in the conditions, and for 45 minutes played the game and not the occasion - massively benefiting them.

The Reds even got a trademark Warburton late goal, going by his spell at Brentford, which ensured that the new manager didn't get off to a losing start at The City Ground.

The international break has come at just the right time for Warburton, as he now has two weeks to get his ideas across to his new set of players - who seem to be able to pick up his methods at a remarkable speed. 

Derby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt AssombalongaDerby's Craig Bryson is tackled by Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga

With just eight games to play, Warburton will be hoping that his new players continue to apply his methods with success at a high speed, with the Reds just one point above the relegation zone.

While Forest fans will be keeping incredibly grounded given the precarious nature of their situation, with Warburton at the helm, the on pitch future of Forest looks a lot brighter than it does off it. 

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