Stuart Pearce has described organisations like Nottingham Forest’s Supporters Club as ‘absolutely vital’.
The Reds manager was present at a Supporters Club question and answer evening at The City Ground yesterday, and was keen to recognise the importance of fan groups.
Speaking to Forest Player after the event, Pearce said: “It’s absolutely vital. It’s a lifeblood to us.
“These people were the ones roaring the team on to get a victory against Norwich. It’s not lost on us. We should be eternally grateful that we’ve got such good support.
“This is a big club, but it’s a family club. Tonight people have gone home with a smile on their faces, and the best thing is we’ve answered some good, and difficult, questions from people who pay good money.
“The more openness we have with everyone connected with the football club, the better it is for us.”
Supporters club chairman Keith Mather was delighted with how the evening panned out.
He said: “It’s been a very good night for the 110 people who attended.
“Stuart is definitely a man of the people and he has a lot of feeling for the club and the fans. It was a delight for us to have him as a guest speaker tonight.”