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Forest star Karl Darlow on manager Stuart Pearce's approach during winless run

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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow has praised Stuart Pearce's calm approach to management.

Karl Darlow says that Stuart Pearce's famous fiery temperament has not been on display since he took charge at the City Ground, even despite the Reds recent poor form. 

Pearce may have been expected to be reading the riot act to the players after they went ten games without a victory, but Darlow says he has taken a more cautious approach. 

It was a management style which appears to have paid dividends at the weekend, too, as his team finally broke out of the winless run by beating Norwich City 2-1. 

It was a huge result for the side, who have slipped down the table at an alarming rate recently, and Darlow believes that Pearce's attitude deserves a lot of praise as he has kept sprits high. 

"We have never seen him angry. Not once. He always says he has simmered down a little bit. He is certainly very patient," Darlow said Nottingham Post.

"He has been very good. I don't want to see him get angry, that is for sure! But it was important that he kept positive through the bad run that we had.

"We have come out of it the other side, knowing that we are still a good team. We are still the same team that put together a good run at the start of the season and that does not change overnight."

Forest's win was as dramatic as it was vital, with two goals in the closing stages wrapping up the three points.

The Reds had looked to be heading towards another demoralising defeat, but Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio both scored late on to turn the game around. 

It is a win which has been long over-due and fires Forest back into promotion contention, after they have slipped out of the play-offs. 

They are still some way off the top six so Pearce's men know they will need to build on this victory and they will be hoping that the international break does not stop any of the momentum that this triumph will have created. 

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