Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick praised the leadership shown by manager Stuart Pearce after the East Midlands club defeated Bournemouth last night.
The Cherries took the lead on 58 minutes through Callum Wilson, but two headers from Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt respectively turned the match at the Goldsands Stadium in Forest’s favour and maintained their unbeaten start to 2014-15.
The result also took the two-time former European champions to the top of the embryonic Championship table on goals scored and Eastick, who previously worked with Pearce in the England Under-21 set-up, is confident the Tricky Trees will continue to get better thanks to the management of their returning boss.
“Under Stuart Pearce’s leadership a lot of the players will improve as he has created a really good atmosphere to work in,” the former Newport County coach was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“Stuart has this natural knack for players, you can feel it around the place.”
With regards to Forest’s latest win, Eastick added: “Overall it was a very good victory and they (Bournemouth) put us under the cosh. We hung on in there at times and you have to give them credit.
“It is all for nothing if we don’t beat Reading on Saturday though.”