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An intense atmosphere

20 November 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce believes Saturday’s match at Wolves will be an even affair both on the pitch and in the stands.

The Reds will be backed by a 2,500 sell-out away following at Molineux as they attempt to leapfrog Kenny Jackett’s side in the Sky Bet Championship table.

And Pearce envisages an exciting afternoon in the West Midlands.

Speaking to Forest Player this morning, he said: “I think this game will be an absolute corker based on the ability of both teams and intensity of both sets of fans.

“Their form at Molineux has been pretty firm and, like Forest, they have good home support.

“It’s important we do our homework very thoroughly on anyone we’re playing. They have got some punch out wide and they get crosses into the box.

“They’re a well-organised team and that probably has been their strength.”

The match is Forest’s first since they secured a dramatic victory over Norwich before the international break.

And Pearce believes the euphoria that followed Michail Antonio’s late winner against the Canaries has had a positive effect on the whole club.

He said: “Taking a victory into the international break was a big lift for the players and, more importantly, the fans. The support they showed against Norwich was unbelievable and it drove the team on.

“We trained hard last week, gave them a few days off and came back in on Monday and trained really well.

“They’ve got a good spirit about them and today it’s nice to have the international players back on the field with us.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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