WOEFUL Huddersfield Town slumped deeper into the relegation mire as they were pummelled by slick passing Forest at the City Ground.
Despite leading through a crisp James Vaughan strike, Town descended into a shambles as Polish midfielder Radoslaw
Majewski turned the screw with a hat trick before half time.
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Elliott Ward was also on the scoresheet as Town crumbled as their heads went down once they were behind and it highlights the tough task ahead for new manager Mark Robins to turn the team around.
The situation got worse when Henri Lansbury extended Forest’s lead and Town now face a massive match against fellow strugglers Ipswich Town at home on Saturday.
Bookies’ outsiders Town started the match with four changes to the team which lost against Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Manager Mark Robins called up Joel Lynch in defence, Oliver Norwood to midfield and had the twin strike-force of Lee Novak and James Vaughan.
It was an attacking formation as Town looked to improve a record of just one League win in their previous 15 matches against a Forest side without a win in five and who featured just one change from the team which drew with Bolton – Dexter
Blackstock replacing Billy Sharp up front.
Town started in excellent fashion and were desperately unlucky not to go ahead in the second minute when from a raid by Neil Danns the ball was cleared to Adam Clayton and his cross was met was met with a fantastic scissors kick by Vaughan, whose effort hit the right hand post.
Town saw plenty of possession and were rewarded when, following good work by Novak and Clayton, a corner was won and skipper Peter Clarke guided the ball to Norwood who crossed for Vaughan to score with a cleverly placed volley.