Nottingham Forest 0 Hull City 1: Mclean grabs Tigers winner

Nigel Pearson: On the road with Hull City.
Nigel Pearson: On the road with Hull City.
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Nigel Pearson saw his Hull City beat Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

Aaron Mclean scored the only goal at the City Ground to propel Hull into the npower Championship play-off places and ruin Steve Cotterill’s 100% record as Nottingham Forest manager.

Cotterill had won both of his opening two matches since succeeding Steve McClaren but Mclean’s second-half strike maintained Hull’s impressive away form.

Former Forest captain Paul McKenna was the architect, providing the pass from the right for Mclean to net his third goal of the season.

Cotterill’s men struggled to create clear-cut chances against a side that has now lost just twice on the road in 25 league matches stretching back to last October.