Pearce drops hint over Forest team selection for Birmingham match

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has given an indication of what team he will start against Birmingham City at the weekend.

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has hinted that he will not be making many changes to his line-up when the Reds take on Birmingham City this weekend. 

The Reds picked up a brilliant 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last fixture and Pearce has suggested that he will keep faith in those players to get a similar result on Saturday. 

"It was a fantastic performance at Molineux and everything we'd worked through on the training pitch, we took into the game," he said to Forest's official site. "Now we have to repeat that and take the ethos we have into the Birmingham game to try and get another desired result.

"As always I'll pick players who have done well in training. Even after we beat Norwich I still saw fit to make four changes for the Wolves game but after that performance I can't see myself making too many changes this weekend."

Pearce has generally operated with a rotational policy this season, but it seems that he has settled upon his strongest line-up for now.

Forest have won their last two games, after going 10 games without a victory, and they are back in promotion contention again after slipping down to mid-table.

The Reds are currently two points outside the playoffs and they will be looking to close the gap on sixth place Blackburn Rovers by beating Birmingham this weekend. 

The Blues are struggling against the drop this season, but they have made a remarkable improvement since appointing Gary Rowett as boss.

Rowett has remained unbeaten through his first four games in-charge of the side and it means they should be full of confidence when they face Forest in-front of their own fans.

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