Nottingham Forest player-coach Andy Reid aims jab at Derby County ahead of derby clash

The Irishman has never been one to mince his words.

Nottingham Forest take on Derby County this weekend in one of the Championship's biggest fixtures. The East Midlands rivals certainly don't see eye-to-eye and the fixture should once again be a clash full of controversy and fight.

One man who knows what it is like to play in plenty of these games is Andy Reid. The Irish midfielder has been talking to BBC Nottingham Sport about the game this week and he had a fairly blatant pop at Derby:

"Plenty of uncertainty over there. They are by no means the perfect club.

"We kind of take a bit of stick for the way things are run here but I think they have got to take a bit of flack there as well.

"They've been a little bit all over the place recently especially with all the money and all the stuff they've thrown at it.

"So we'll go there and we'll try and do things properly and put on a performance and try and win the game."

Both clubs have sacked managers this season, with Paul Clement leaving Derby earlier in the season and Forest relieving Dougie Freedman of his duties at the weekend and neither have put in place a long-term replacement - leaving both teams in limbo.

Reid won't be featuring in the game, as he remains out with a serious groin injury.

The Irishman has not played since the East Midlands derby back in September 2014 - and recently underwent an operation on the problem in the USA.

But he has stepped up to help with coaching duties in the wake of Freedman's departure and it seems he is already stoking the fire ahead of this massive game.

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