Mansfield Town caretaker boss Adam Murray has been interviewed for the vacant manager's position.
Murray, 33, this week said he had misgivings about combining his playing role with managing the side.
But the midfielder and assistant boss, who has been in charge since Paul Cox left in November, was one of several candidates interviewed on Tuesday.
Former Forest manager Colin Calderwood and ex-Reds defender Brian Laws are among the favourites for the job.
The Stags hoped to name a new manager this week but Murray may be in charge against Cambridge United on Saturday.