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West Ham No2 Pearce: I knew Antonio from signing him for Nottingham Forest

West Ham United No2 Stuart Pearce is delighted seeing Michail Antonio performing so well in the Premier League.

And he insists there's more to come from his former Nottingham Forest protégé.

Pearce told talkSPORT: “I signed Mich at Nottingham Forest seven years ago, so I knew the boy we took from Sheffield Wednesday then.

“Since then, and even since I've come back into the Club this time, his hold-up play has improved drastically. It startled me because that was an area of his play we felt he could improve on [then] – and he still can – but I think his hold-up play and his understanding of his runs has improved drastically.

“I think at the moment he's still got to get into the groove that he had pre-injury – there's certainly more to come. He's got to improve his all-round game from that, but I think MIch as well wants to push his limits to see how good he can be."

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