Stuart Pearce suggests scouting role for Andy Reid and Chris Cohen

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Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce says Andy Reid and Chris Cohen both want to manage in the future and they may get a chance to gain experience.

Nottingham Forest are going to use Chris Cohen and Andy Reid as scouts in the near future, according to Stuart Pearce.

The Reds duo are amongst the more experienced members of their current squad and they are both thinking about their futures after the game. 

Cohen and Reid have both expressed a desire to become managers when they hang up their boots and Pearce believes that he can help give them some experience of the role whilst they are still playing for him. 

He says that the duo could be utilised to recommend players, scout opposition teams and check up on loan players' progress in the near future - showing his faith in the two.

"If either of them want to go out and scout teams or players for us, or even watch the lads who we have out on loan, then great," he said to the Nottingham Post.

"They can look at targets for us too, particularly if we are looking for two central midfield players."

Reid and Cohen are both currently on the sidelines after picking up injuries, so the chance to help their club and gain experience seems like a productive use of their time.

The Reds will be looking forward to having them both available for selection rather than on scouting duties, though.

The side have slipped down the Championship table recently due to a poor run of form, and they know that a major improvement is needed to reach their expectations.

The side failed to win for 10 games prior to beating Norwich City in their last game before the international break and they will now be looking to build on that win. 

Pearce's men are currently lurking just outside the playoffs, but a few wins are likely to put them back amongst the promotion contenders and that will be the aim in the coming weeks. 

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