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Nottingham Forest is sacking two members of its recruitment team after spending £150m on 22 players

Nottingham Forest have sacked two of the staff heavily involved in summer recruitment, which saw 22 players join the club as they sit in the relegation zone.

The newly promoted side have confirmed that both head of recruitment George Syrianos and chief scout Andy Scott have left the City Ground.

Their departures follow the arrival of Filippo Giraldi as sporting director last week – but it’s understood owner Evangelos Marinakis was part of the decisions.

This message comes after sports mail revealed senior figures could leave earlier this week after the club spent £150million on 22 players over the summer.

Forest spent heavily on Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi, Emmanuel Dennis and Remo Freuler, and also brought in big names like Jesse Lingard as they prepared for their return to the top flight for the first time in 23 years.

Head of recruitment Syrianos joined Forest from Stuttgart, where he was head of data and analysis and was key to some new signings from the Bundesliga this summer – most notably former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin for £17.5m.

Scouting chief Scott, 50, worked with Swansea, Watford and Brentford before joining Forest.

Forest made these decisions as they have just five points after nine Premier League games and have picked up just two from their last seven games.

Only Wolverhampton Wanderers – who they meet in Molineux on Saturday – have scored fewer than their seven goals and only Leicester have conceded more than their 22 goals.

Despite the difficult start to the campaign, manager Steve Cooper signed a new five-year deal last week as the club finished bottom after eight games.

Forest have since risen to 19th in the Premier League table after sealing a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Monday night.

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