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Mulling things over

20 October 2014

Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick says Stuart Pearce is “mulling over” making changes for tomorrow’s trip to Watford.

After Saturday’s match at Cardiff, Pearce spoke of his disappointment in the team’s performance which led to their first league defeat of the season.  

And Eastick says the manager is considering changes for the trip to Vicarage Road.  

He said: “There’s one enforced change with Henri Lansbury picking up his fifth booking. It’ll be an opportunity certainly for one player to come into the team and show what he can do.  

“I don’t think Stuart has made his mind up completely on what his starting line-up will be. He’s mulling over one or two things in his mind. As always, he’ll take the opposition into consideration; the way they play, what their strengths and weaknesses are.  

“You can get carried away with systems. He may tinker a little bit with the formation in front of the back four, but it will depend on the personnel he has available to him and the reports we’ve had on Watford.”  

The Hornets are the current league leaders, three points ahead of fifth-placed Forest.  

And Eastick is more than aware of the threat the Hertfordshire side will pose.  

He said: “They had an excellent 3-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. They played very, very well and have some good players.  

“The important thing is we put a better performance on tomorrow. We need to defend better than we did at Cardiff or we’ll have a problem, that’s for sure.”  

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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