A BOOK of condolence was opened by Nottingham Forest this week, giving fans the chance to pay their respects to the owner and former chairman of the club.
Forest manager Steve Cotterill paid an emotional and heartfelt tribute to Mr Doughty this week.
He said: “His passion for football - and this club in particular - shone through in every conversation I had with him.
“His death has come as a huge shock to everyone at the football club, and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends.”
Players also lined up to pay their tributes, with Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp describing Mr Doughty as a “larger than life” character.
Forest striker Dexter Blackstock said: “It’s a very, very sad day for everyone involved in Nottingham Forest Football Club.
“Nigel Doughty gave so much to the club and had so much passion for the club and wanted the club to move forward.”
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