Nottingham Forest fans have begun to show discontent after two defeats in new manager Martin O’Neill’s opening three games.

Forest sunk to a 2-0 defeat on February 2 after goals from Jota and Che Adams. Adams took advantage of a Yohan Benalouane handball in the box to seal the victory from the spot, leading to a red card for the defender.

Martin O’Neill says he is determined to see the team turn around their results as the Championship can be unforgiving.

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“In this league it’s so difficult because you only have to lose one or two games and you drop right down so we need to put an end to this bad run and start pushing back up the table over the next few weeks.”

Notts County continued their fight for survival to stay in the Football League as they secured a 1-1 draw against league leaders Lincoln City at Meadow Lane.

Jon Stead opened the scoring through a penalty just two minutes into play. Bruno Andrade then equalised on the verge of half time for the visitors after a great strike from 20 yards.

Andrade was taken down in the box by debutant Sam Stubbs in the dying minutes. Forward John Akinde missed the resulting penalty, however, rolling it past the post to save a point for The Magpies.

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In ice hockey, Nottingham Panthers fell to an 8-5 defeat against Belfast Giants. The defeat leaves the Panthers in third place, eleven points off top spot, and eight behind the Giants who are second.

Belfast Giants 8-5 Nottingham Panthers

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Hat-tricks from Dustin Johner and Kyle Baun helped secure the win for the Giants.

Nottingham Rugby Club suffered a 41-10 loss away to Ealing Trailfinders. Second-placed Trailfinders were in control as they extended the distance between themselves and Nottingham by 16 points in the Greene King IPA Championship. Nottingham remain in sixth place after the loss.