á Nottingham Forest - Pitmann to Bury on loan
UK time is: 20:47:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pitmann to Bury on loan

Jon-Paul Pittman has joined League Two side Bury on loan

The 19-year-old striker, who has made two senior appearances to date for the Reds, will initially spend a month at Gigg Lane.

This ties in with Mark Arthur's recent comments to the evening post. Story below:

Nottingham Forest want to send many of their young stars out on loan - to ensure they are fully prepared for the rigours of first-team football.

Chief executive Mark Arthur today admitted the club had made mistakes in the past by failing to ensure young players had sufficient experience before being thrown into the fray at the City Ground.

Arthur highlighted the case of young goalkeeper Barry Roche as being an example of where things have gone wrong in the past.

But he said they would not make the same errors again.

'I would say we have learned a lesson from the way we have handled things in the past,' he said.

'In the case of Barry, we believed that he had played sufficient reserve team and youth team football to prepare him.

'But, when it did come to bringing him into the first-team arena, he was not ready.

'There is a big difference between reserve team football and what I call the 'man's game'.

'There is only one way to get prepared for first-team football - and that is to play it.

'I am glad to see that Barry's career is back on track with Chesterfield. But we do not want to make the same mistakes with players in the future.

'His confidence was probably dented by being plunged into the first team in the manner that he was.

'This time we want to make sure the young players coming through get that experience, that they are prepared for their chance when it comes their way.'

This is likely to mean the likes of Vincent Fernandez, John Paul Pittman, Spencer Weir-Daley, Paddy Gamble and Felix Bastians will be allowed out on loan to boost their experience.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 3 2006

Time: 12:41PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
bring on the experience :) cant be too bad. COME ON YOU REDS!!
Report Abuse
03/08/2006 17:20:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest v Reading; Vital's Match Preview (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Reading (Thursday November 26 2015)

Cohen & Tesche Are Back (Thursday November 26 2015)

Video - Brentford Highlights (a) (Sunday November 22 2015)

Stats: Brentford v Forest (Saturday November 21 2015)

Brentford v Forest - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)

Brentford v Forest: Vital Match Preview (Saturday November 21 2015)

Freedman Ahead Of Brentford (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. orbitalforest 353
2. Calvin Plummer 309
3. PVH 276
4. MrsBrownsBoys 243
5. Pope John XXIII 215
6. paz1967 148
7. toms 128
8. in_the_top_one 124
9. forestfaninvegas 119
10. da fuq 112

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Q.P.R. 17 5 5 7 -3 20
16. Leeds Utd 17 4 7 6 -4 19
17. Preston 17 3 8 6 -3 17
18. Forest 17 4 5 8 -5 17
19. Bristol City 17 3 7 7 -9 16
20. Charlton 17 4 4 9 -11 16
21. Huddersfield 17 3 6 8 -9 15

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Match Preview - Wednesday at Blackburn Rovers
╗ Sheff Wed : 27/11/2015 19:28:01
LUFC Evans - Striker must get sharper
╗ Leeds Utd : 27/11/2015 19:15:00
LUFC Will Leeds put Colin and Blackwell in a pickle?
╗ Leeds Utd : 27/11/2015 19:00:01
Fulham v Preston - Stat Attack
╗ Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:39:01
Fulham v Preston - Early Team News
╗ Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By:  VitalForest
de Vries 0%
Lichaj 0%
Mills 0%
Hobbs 20%
Pinillos 0%
Ward 0%
Lansbury 80%
Trotter 0%
Vaughan 0%
Mendes da Graša 0%
Castro Oliveira 0%
Sub:-Williams 0%
Sub:-Blackstock 0%
Sub:-Walker 0%