Robbie Savage: Nottingham Forest have a ‘big decision’ to make

Stuart Pearce

Former Derby County and Leicester City star Robbie Savage has his say on Stuart Pearce’s position as Nottingham Forest manager.

Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage believes that Stuart Pearce’s position as Nottingham Forest manager is under threat.

Forest have been in poor form lately and were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One outfit Rochdale on Saturday.

Peter Vincenti’s penalty in the 12th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides in the third round of the competition at Spotland.

Savage was not impressed with Forest’s performance and told BBC Sport: "Forest's team should have been enough to go to Rochdale and not get beaten.

“Their recent form simply isn't good enough, after what had been a great start to the season. Stuart Pearce was a fantastic player, a club legend who played in an FA Cup final. So it's a big decision for the club, where they go from here.”

Pearce himself was not happy with his team’s performance and told Forest’s official website: “We’ve once again gifted the opposition a very, very soft goal.

“That decision-making under pressure has cost us. Apart from that we probably dominated the game. We had a host of efforts, especially in the second half, but we failed to create a goal.

“They’re showing enough endeavour, but if you make elementary mistakes in our own box it’s going to be costly.”

Forest are currently 11th in the Championship table with 31 points from 24 matches, nine points behind sixth-placed Brentford.

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