Nottingham Forest star Darlow talks major difference between Pearce and Freedman's training approach

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Nottingham Forest's Newcastle United bound goalkeeper Karl Darlow says the club have worked a lot more on tactics since Stuart Pearce's exit.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow has been discussing a big difference between the approach of their former manager and their new one.

Stuart Pearce was fired just over a week ago and replaced with former Bolton and Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman.

Forest were able to avoid making it three defeats on the spin at the weekend, winning Freedman's first game in charge 3-2 away to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Darlow told Nottingham Forest's website he felt Freedman's approach could have been of benefit, stating the players were clearer about the tasks they needed to perform.

He said: "There’s been more organisation and we’ve worked on tactics a lot more over the past week.

"We know exactly what the manager wants us to do and we know how to carry it out."

The comments do not reflect well on Stuart Pearce, with questions left open as to how much time exactly he spent preparing his side tactically, as compared to his successor, it appears not as much as he perhaps needed to.

Pearce's managerial career is left in rebuilding phase after his Forest exit, with his passion for the club not enough to even see him through the season, just as he was unable to take his talented England under-21 side to win silverware.

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