Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has revealed how he thinks his side will get into the Premier League for next season.
Forest have made a great start to the Championship season and sit top of the table on 17 points as the highest scorers in the division and without having lost a game in the league so far.
He believes there is a very simple way for his side to maintain that dominant league position.
“None of our players are for sale, because the dream of this chairman and the club, along with the fans, is to get into the Premier League,” Pearce told the press.
“The only way to do that is to keep your best players – I would say that we are interested in other players too ourselves and we want to add to our squad, we want to bring them here, to complement our best stars.”
Forest have been consistent already this season and one of the ways for Pearce to maintain that consistency is being able to select the same groups of players on a weekly basis.
Players have their prices on the modern transfer market, but selling off key first team stars to rivals has the ability to threaten that consistency because it breaks up the group of players who have propelled Forest to their current position in the league.
Forest are one of the largest and healthiest sides outside the Premier League, lucky to be in a position where Pearce isn’t forced to make cut throat changes to his squad which can jeopardise the chances of the Premier League.
He’s quite right in suggesting that the main aim should be to look at players who can come into the side, which will be made easier if the club goes up by the end of the season.
Premier League status has the ability to attract higher quality players to Forest and that in turn will make the standard and quality of the players he already has even better as the club moves forward.