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Eroded confidence

1 November 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce believes his players are suffering from a lack of confidence.

The Reds were beaten 3-0 by Huddersfield Town this evening and, speaking after the match, Pearce said: “I think one or two players have a lost a bit of confidence in what they're trying to achieve. Collectively, we're a little bit too easy to play against.

“We created plenty of chances but I think the starting point is making sure we're hard to score against.

“With the line-up we have we will create chances in matches, we have done all season.

“But at the start of the season we were keeping clean sheets and were very tight to play against. At this moment in time we're not, so we have to solve that.”

The Reds have an opportunity to do just that against Brentford at The City Ground on Wednesday night, a prospect Pearce is looking forward to.

He said: “We're the only ones who can turn results around for Nottingham Forest, nobody else.

“It's down to me to instill confidence in the players and make us hard to beat. The good thing is we have a home game in front of our own fans on Wednesday evening.”

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