McClaren ready to make swift exit from Forest

Steve McClaren, the former England manager, is considering his position with Nottingham Forest after just six games in charge at the City Ground.

McClaren has headed back to his family home in the north-east after Forest failed to make any new signings before the transfer window closed on Wednesday. A poor start to the season was compounded by a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham on Sunday and left McClaren warning that unless reinforcements were brought in they might struggle.