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Stuart Pearce heads home to the City Ground

Stuart Pearce during his days as a player at Nottingham Forest Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Facts about Stuart Pearce at Nottingham Forest:

Joined as a player on June 3 1985 and left on August 1 1997.

He signed for a fee of £200,000.

He scored 63 league goals, 9 FA Cup goals and 10 league cup goals.

He made 523 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He captained at Forest.

Is Stuart Pearce ready to return to the City Ground?

Former Forest captain Stuart Pearce has hinted he could be interested in becoming manager at the City Ground Credit: Scott Heppell/PA Wire

Former Nottingham Forest captain, Stuart Pearce, is thought to be considering a return to the City Ground to replace Billy Davies as manager.

According to SkyBet, he's now 13/8 to take over the manager's role at Forest after Davies was sacked.

Pearce is one of a long list of potential candidates for the job including Gianfranco Zola and former Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle.


Stuart Pearce will not be kept on as England Under-21s Manager

Stuart Pearce has been told by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s Manager.

The former Nottingham Forest fullback was appointed in 2007 and led the Young Lions to four successive European Championship finals.

But Pearce's side failed to get a point at this summer's tournament in Israel and will now leave the role when his contract expires at the end of the month.