Ex-Premier League midfielder could sign for Nottingham Forest, reveals Pearce

Stuart Pearce says there is still a chance that free agent midfielder Mikele Leigertwood signs for Nottingham Forest.

Having picked up 17 points from his first seven games in charge, Nottingham Forest fans were full of optimism over the Stuart Pearce era, with their former left back returning as the club's manager.

However, the following eight games have been disastrous. With five draws and three defeats, Forest are without a win since the middle of September, and the problems are mounting for Pearce.

Seeking a response after their dreadful 3-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Pearce snapped up Hull City winger Tom Ince on loan until December last week, and whilst the England Under-21 star impressed on his debut, he couldn't stop his side falling to a 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

Pearce may now look to make even more signings, with fans calling out for a more robust midfielder to help protect a back four which is leaking goals.

Former Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood, who played for the Royals in the Premier League, was on trial with Forest over the summer and looked set to earn a deal with the club before suffering a groin injury.

Still a free agent, the 31-year-old Antigua and Barbuda international is returning to fitness, and Pearce has admitted that a deal could be back on the cards.

"When he recovers from the injury he has got, we will see. But we are paying for his medical treatment, which is only right, as he was in a red shirt when he got injured," said the Forest boss.

The likes of Robert Tesche, David Vaughan and Henri Lansbury are all good ball playing midfielders, but none of them have the physicality to get stuck in when the going gets tough, and that's something that Leigertwood would offer should he arrive at the City Ground.

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