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Pearce prepared for cup clash

23 September 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce admits he has selected his side to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

The Reds travel to White Hart Lane looking to extend their unbeaten run and secure a place in the competition's fourth round and the boss admits he already has his starting 11 in mind.

Speaking to Forest Player, he said: "I picked my team for the game this morning and, barring injury, that is the team and formation that we'll run with.

"It is not often that I pick a team so soon before a game. But this is the team that I think will get a result for this football club and we're quietly confident going into the game."

Forest will make the trip to North London with a few injury concerns and Pearce says he will not risk further damage to any of his players already in the treatment room by rushing them back to action.

He said: "Jack Hunt suffered a bit of a contact knock at Millwall and we feel that Wednesday's game might just come too soon for him. But we hope he'll recover in time and be fit for Saturday.

"That is also the situation for Andy Reid as well. The game at Tottenham will be too early for him but we're looking at Brighton as a chance for him to come back to action.

"As soon as we hear the results of Jack Hobbs's scan then the physio department will contact me. The scan has been done but it is now just a case of waiting for the professor to have a look at it."

Click here to watch the full interview with Stuart Pearce on Forest Player.

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