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Pearce aims to lift the pressure

9 January 2015


  • Stuart Pearce aiming to end poor run
  • Forest boss taking the pressure from the players
  • Two wins from 19 for the Reds 


Forest boss Stuart Pearce is searching for a formula to end his side’s poor run of form.

The Reds have just two wins from their previous 19 games in all competitions.

Pearce has the confidence and belief in his squad that they can find a way from their current rut and that he has the full backing of his players.

"I do feel that I have the support of the dressing room,” he said. “We have a lot of good men in that dressing room.

"But what is more important is not whether the dressing room is supporting me – they need my support.

"When things are not going so well, they need a figurehead. They need a trust from that figurehead.

"They are desperate for my support right now, when their confidence has been shaken by a poor run of results.

"I am going to stand tall and take the burden, of course.”



Pearce says it is vital that Forest pass the pressure onto Wednesday this weekend at The City Ground.

The Owls haven’t taken three points from their travels to Forest since the 2001/02 campaign and Pearce continued:

"What we need is the pressure to be on Sheffield Wednesday, because they are coming to our place.

"We have to transfer that pressure; that pressure we might be feeling with regards to results, that has to be put to one side.

"We have to say, 'right, the pressure is going to be on them’.

“It’s a Championship game, but support-wise it could easily be a Premier League game. It will be a good atmosphere on the day.”

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