'No reason to panic' - Pearce urges calm from Forest fans

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce insists that there should no panic around the club, even if they are off form.

Stuart Pearce insists that there is no reason to panic, despite Nottingham Forest's poor run of form.

The Reds have not won in eight games in all competitions, but Pearce is not concerned by their failure to win more recently because of the side's impressive start to the campaign.

Forest are still on the outskirts of the automatic promotion places and Pearce believes that their start has been a good one, despite their recent struggles.

"Panic is a wonderful word that gets used in football, isn't it?," Pearce told the Nottingham Post.

"We have lost two games in 14, we are seventh in the league – there is no reason to panic. We would like to win a game and we will endeavour to do that on Saturday, of course. But there is no panic to anything we do."

Forest have tried to address their slide by bringing in Tom Ince, who they feel can add more creativity to the team.

Ince joined on a two month loan deal from Hull City yesterday and he is likely to go straight into the team for this weekend's fixture against Huddersfield Town. 

The Terriers have been much improved under Chris Powell and they will pose a tough test to Forest if they aren't at the top of their game.

Pearce's men are one of the most threatening sides in the division when they do play to their maximum potential, and the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio will be looking to fire their side to three points on Saturday. 

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