Officials at Sky Bet Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest are said to be furious that Huddersfield Town fielded a weakened team in their fixture against relegation threatened Birmingham City at St Andrews on Saturday according to the Nottingham Post.

The Reds lost 2-0 at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and that defeat allowed 22nd placed Blackburn Rovers to narrow the gap between themselves and Forest to just a goal difference of one after beating Aston Villa 1-0 at Ewood Park.

Controversy arose at St Andrews where fellow strugglers Birmingham City faced a Huddersfield Town side who are already assured of a Play Off place. English Football League rules deem that all clubs should field their strongest 11 unless they have a satisfactory reason not to do so and Town boss David Wagner has caused uproar by making no less than 10 changes to his side for the match.

The Terriers went on to lose the clash 2-0, giving opponents Birmingham City an advantage in the survival race and relegation rivals Forest are now hoping that the English Football League punish Huddersfield Town severely for their lack of integrity.

With a some key clashes set to take place on the final day of the season, Forest hope that the English Football League act in line with their rules and regulations to avoid further controversy on the final weekend and the club could express their disappointment to them should insufficient action be taken.


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