It’s been a difficult season for the Forest boss with his team sliding off the Championship title pace after holding a position near the top of the table over the early part of the season.
However, he feels things are finally getting back on track in a couple of areas away from the pitch.
“I think a lot of things are falling into place around us; the academy, the supporters and such,” said Pearce.
“We just need to galvanise that with results which aren’t good enough at the moment.”
Pearce’s strong feelings about the academy are significant because of the current transfer embargo hanging over the head of the club.
It’s difficult for Forest to attract new players in the transfer market, which places greater pressure on the academy to give the manager different options.
If Forest can benefit from a sustainable supply line of talent then it bodes well for the team over the rest of this season and beyond.
The benefits of the club’s support base don’t really need to be sold.
The fans are important for a variety of reasons but mainly because they help to pick up the players and the club during the difficult periods.
Long may that continue and it the club can develop more home grown talent, it will only strengthen the identity the supporters feel with the club.