Championship - McLeish lands Reid backing

Midfielder Andy Reid believes Alex McLeish is the right man to manage Nottingham Forest and expects the Scot to remain in charge at the City Ground.

Recent reports have speculated that McLeish is considering his future at the Championship club after little over a month at the helm.

McLeish was left frustrated after missing out on several targets - most notably Peterborough winger George Boyd.

And a bad week for the Forest boss was capped on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at his former club Birmingham, where both Blues goals were scored by another player he tried to sign - Chris Burke.

But Reid insists McLeish has the support of the players.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Everyone is happy with how he is - an honest, straight manager.

"For me, as a footballer, that is all that you want because that is how I feel I am as a player.

"I've enjoyed working with him since he has come in and it would be very, very disappointing if he did leave. I have no reason to believe that is the case - as far as I know he is the manager and really good one."