Forest to probe pitch invader’s clash with Johnson

Date published: Saturday 7th November 2015 10:33

Henri Lansbury Jonathan Williams Nottingham Forest TEAMtalk

Nottingham Forest will launch an investigation after Derby’s Bradley Johnson was jostled by a pitch invader after Friday’s Sky Bet Championship encounter.

Nelson Oliveira’s early strike proved the difference at the City Ground as the Reds ran out 1-0 victors against their in-form rivals.

It ended Forest’s eight-match winless streak and led to celebrations spilling on to the pitch after the final whistle.

One of the fans made a beeline for Derby midfielder Johnson, who was forced to push him away forcefully, and Forest have promised to investigate the incident.

Earlier on Friday, Preston were hit with a £10,000 fine by the Football Association following the crowd trouble at their play-off game against Chesterfield last season.

Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt, who used to play for Preston’s fierce rivals Blackpool, was assaulted by a supporter who was later given a three-year ban from football.

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