Pulis speaks on Odubajo situation and players’ wages …

Tony Pulis says he will deal with the situation over Moses Odubajo ‘high-fiving’ Lewis Grabban after the Forest player scored against Wednesday in midweek.

Odubajo explained afterwards that he only did it because he thought the goal had been disallowed.

Pulis said on Friday: “I haven’t spoken to him yet.  I wasn’t in the mood to speak to him yesterday and I don’t want to catch him when I’m still boiling a little bit.

“I’ve seen what he put on social media, I’ve been made aware of his reasons and I’ll deal with him. I don’t think he’ll be doing it again.

“There are certain occasions when people do things that they have to hold their hands up to and accept the consequences.

“For me, he has got to hold his hands up and say what he did was absolutely wrong, completely and utterly wrong.”

Odubajo is suspended for tomorrow’s home game with Coventry after getting a fifth booking at Forest.

On the subject of the players not receiving all of their wages in recent weeks, Pulis said the situation would be the responsibility of the chairman and the club’s financial director to deal with. The manager said his understanding is that players have spoken with the finance director and that their messages have gone through to Mr Chansiri.

Pulis said it is a difficult situation but added: “I have got to try and make sure the players focus on the football. I am here to manage a group of players to win football matches.”

Referring to the overall situation, with the club at the foot of the Championship, Pulis said: “It’s one of those periods. I have had a few periods in my time when things aren’t running the way they should be running. You have to really dig in and bat through it and that’s what the group has got to do and that’s what the football club has got to do.”










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