Birmingham have recalled young midfielder Charlee Adams from his loan spell with Vanarama Conference side Lincoln.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho says captain John Terry will receive a contract extension to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of this season.
Manager Jose Mourinho has said he can guarantee skipper John Terry "will be a Chelsea player next season".
Billy Davies is the overwhelming favourite for the post after Blackpool confirmed the Scot had "decided to follow another opportunity" rather than consider their approach.
In the meantime, McLeish's departure after just 40 days has left assistant boss Kelly - a former Leicester manager - to take the team to Bristol City at the weekend.
Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: "I've spoken to Rob and he is happy to take charge of the team for the foreseeable future, starting with Saturday's game at Bristol City.
"He's an experienced man and I know the team is in safe hands."
Forest have also confirmed that two of McLeish's backroom staff -coach Peter Grant and Dr Ian McGuinness - have left the club.