We want to stay unbeaten - Pearce issues Tottenham warning

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Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce says that his side are relishing the prospect of taking on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup.

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has warned Tottenham Hotspur that his side will be determined to maintain their unbeaten record when they face the Premier League side in the League Cup.

Forest take on Spurs tomorrow in the Capital One Cup, and Pearce says that his side will be aiming to give Tottenham a good game when they travel to White Hart Lane. 

"It is an exciting game for us," he said to Forest's official wensite. "We're playing against a team from the Premier League and, with our aspirations, we're hopeful that this will be a league fixture in the near future.

"The history we've had against Tottenham in cup competitions has been very good so if it emulates some of the games that I was involved in as a player then it will be a fantastic contest.

"We go into the game unbeaten and we'd like to come away from the ground holding the same record. It will be a big ask, the level of the opposition is cranking up a notch but it is a game that we should all enjoy."

Forest have risen to the top of the Championship after a brilliant start to the campaign and will be a more confident side than Spurs currently are.

The North London outfit started their season with two wins, but their form has rather dropped off since and they will be looking at the clash with the second division team with some trepidation.

All the pressure is on Spurs to be victorious, but that is a dangerous expectation to put on a side short of victories in recent times. 

Forest have the ability to hurt the Tottenham defence should they not be at the top of their game.

Britt Assombalonga has been in brilliant form, scoring eight times already, whilst Michail Antonio also looks to have been an astute purchase and is likely to cause problems from wide positions. 

It sets up an intriguing clash and one which is sure to be one of the ties of the round, as Pearce's men look to heap further pressure on Mauricio Pochettino's side.

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