Reid weeps over Forest's broken transfer promises
Published 08:07 17/09/11 By MirrorFootball
Andy Reid has accused the Nottingham Forest board of breaking transfer market promises.
The Republic of Ireland star was persuaded to return to the club for a second spell after being told major funds would be made available to new boss Steve McClaren.
But after he turned down offers from Premier League clubs, Forest only spent £1.8million.
Now, McClaren is preparing for his first East Midlands derby against Derby with the club already 11 points behind league leaders Brighton.
“It’s so obvious – we haven’t got a big enough squad to compete in this league," said Reid, who was at the City Ground from 1999-2005.
“When I signed I was told we were going to have a go, we were going to build a squad that could compete for a place in the Premier League.
“We haven’t done that. If the manager was considering his future, I could not blame him.”