Football - McLeish aims to do some window shopping

Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish admitted he was looking at signing some players during the transfer window to strengthen his side's push for the top six after they suffered a 3-0 loss to Blackburn.

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All three goals came in the second half. Ruben Rochina's fortunate strike was followed up by a neat finish from Jordan Rhodes, his 13th goal for the club, and an emphatic strike from Colin Kazim-Richards.

McLeish said: "We've had a lot of names thrown at us which suggests that they're available, which we are looking through.

"I don't think there's a pot of gold available but we'll present the case to the owners and that's the way we'll work, to see what can be done.

"You couldn't have seen that result coming at half-time. They get a bit of a fluke goal and after that there was a good reaction from our team.

"We had some pressure on them, culminating in a great pass, move and cross from (Dan) Harding to (Billy) Sharp and you've got to say the Blackburn goalkeeper played a big part in getting three points.

"They scored a minute after Dexter (Blackstock) came on, which really put us on the back foot and when you go three down, it looks as though you're playing against world beaters, and they can enjoy themselves."

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