Nigel Clough's thoughts were only on "one of the best results in Burton Albion's history" when he was asked by the media about the managerial vacancy at Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Clough saw his Brewers side secure their biggest victory since reaching the Championship as they won 3-0 at Sheffield Wednesday to make it three successive wins on the road.

Following the triumph, he was quizzed about Mark Warburton's sacking at the City Ground on December 31 and speculation linking Clough with the job he turned down last January to stay at Burton.

"My thoughts aren't anywhere near that at the moment," said the Brewers boss.

Mark Warburton was sacked by Nottingham Forest after a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on December 30
Mark Warburton was sacked by Nottingham Forest after a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on December 30

"My thoughts are on going home tonight, I'm going to have a drink with my family and enjoy probably one of the best results in the club's history.

"You can't think about it unless there's something to think about, and there isn't at the moment.

"I just want to enjoy tonight.

"We've just had four games in nine days, and the effort that has gone in from the players has been quite incredible at times.

"We just want to enjoy that."

Clough - who is Forest's second-top goal-scorer of all time, and whose father Brian won historic back-to-back European Cups as Forest manager - invariably appears in the betting when Forest are in the market for a new manager.

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He was third favourite at 6/1 with SkyBet on Tuesday afternoon to be the next man in charge of the Reds.

Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is the current favourite at 8/13, with ex-Forest midfielder Roy Keane next at 4/1.

Garry Monk and Martin O'Neill are among other names being linked.