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Nottingham Forest make bright start as Philippe Montanier gives youth a chance | Nick Miller

New manager and young side exude confidence that is spreading to fans – plus five more Football League talking points in the first of a new weekly series

There was a twinkle in Philippe Montanier’s eye. “What do you want to know? You know everything,” he said when there was a brief pause before the waiting journalists asked him a question, following Nottingham Forest’s 4-3 win over Burton on Saturday.

Anyone can afford to be jovial after a home win but there already seems a confidence and assurance to the new Forest manager one competitive game into his tenure. In his press conference, when he was not lightly ribbing the interpreter he occasionally uses but does not really need, the Frenchman admitted this was a victory “with difficulties” and there was plenty to work on, a mild weakness of the kind new managers might not usually reveal.

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