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Stuart Pearce defiant despite Nottingham Forest's winless run

6 November 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce insists he does not fear the sack after overseeing a 10th successive game without a victory in the 3-1 defeat to Brentford.

Goals from Jon Toral, Andre Gray and and Alex Pritchard penalty put the Bees comfortably in the driving seat before Forest pulled a late goal back through Michail Antonio.

It was another disappointing display by the Reds, whose early-season form seems a million miles away as they continue to drop down the Sky Bet Championship table.

But Pearce is adamant he is not worried by his position, saying: "I care about this football club deeply, it is more than a job as a manager to me.

"Defeat hurts me greatly, but I don't fear losing my job, I don't fear failure, I never have done.

"I think if you worry about losing your job then it is a concern, but I think I have a chairman who has been fantastically supportive of me and everyone at the club.

"I believe I am in the infancy of a job here. We are on a bad run and we need to get a victory as soon as we can."

On the 3-1 defeat, their third straight loss, Pearce admitted: "The goals we gave away were very poor and it just erodes the confidence of the team. Decent players become nervous players who want to shift the ball back to front too readily.

"A victory solves that, but it seems very elusive at the moment."

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