Peterborough United relegated to League One after defeat to Nottingham Forest

Peterborough United relegated to League One after defeat to Nottingham Forest

Peterborough's relegation to League One was confirmed as Sam Surridge scored the only goal in a 1-0 Championship defeat at the hands of a Nottingham Forest side bidding to leave the second tier in a different direction.

This was one of those surreal footballing occasions where Posh could be relegated with a win and Forest able to seal a play-off spot even if beaten.

As it turned out, neither of those scenarios became reality with Forest taking victory to all-but secure their spot in the top six and the hosts' inevitable drop back into League One coming on a losing note despite a late rally under current boss Grant McCann in a season when the damage was already done.

on the stroke of half-time when heading in his fifth goal of the season to leave Steve Cooper's men almost certain of a play-off spot as they continue to dream of Premier League football for the first time this century.

There was considerably more at stake for Posh, though, on the day and they were the more threatening team early on.