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Clough fund raises cash at gala
Brian Clough retires
More than 45,000 has been raised so far
Supporters of the Brian Clough statue fund have raised 9,000 at a gala dinner in Nottingham.

His widow Barbara Clough was joined by former Nottingham Forest stars at the event at Nottingham's council house.

Clough, who managed two European Cup winning sides at Nottingham and led Derby County to a Division One championship, died in 2004.

The fund-raisers need to find a further 15,000 to reach their target of 60,000.

251 goals

Mrs Clough was presented with a framed tribute from Sir Terry Wogan, one of her husband's favourite radio presenters.

Former Forest player Stuart Pearce, Bolton manager Sam Allardyce and BBC Match of the Day's Gary Lineker also supported the event.

Chairman of the statue fund Paul Ellis said: "It was an unforgettable evening which has given the fund a huge boost.

"We are so pleased that members of the Clough family could attend and made it all such a special night."

The fund is supported and administered by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Forest FC.

Clough won two England caps and scored 251 goals in 274 games as a striker for Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

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