Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce believes Saturday’s kids for a quid offer presents aspiring young players with a chance to broaden their footballing horizons.
Under 12s will be charged only £1 for the match against Millwall at The City Ground (kick-off 3pm), and the manager hopes to see plenty of fresh faces in attendance.
Pearce told Forest Player: “When I was growing up I used to go to Queens Park Rangers. All of a sudden you’re watching the next hero. That’s where you get your role models from.
“You try to emulate them and mimic their style of play. That’s what gets you hooked and makes you want to be a footballer.”
Reds goalkeeper Dorus de Vries backed his manager’s sentiments, adding how he feels some youthful exuberance in the stands could help the team to victory this weekend.
He said: “Hopefully a lot of the kids will come down and bring a positive vibe to the stadium, which is really important for us.
“And it would be good to give them something back. If we can give them three points then they’ll have a great day.
“That’s what we’re looking to do.”
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