Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has confirmed that Chris Cohen will captain the team this season.

The versatile 27-year-old will keep the armband despite missing much of the 2013/14 campaign with a knee injury sustained in November.

Cohen, who can play in midfield or at full-back, is battling to be fit for the big kick-off next month and Pearce believes he has all the attributes to lead the Reds.

"I think Chris is everything you would want as a captain," said Pearce. "I have met him as a man. He has been out on the training pitch, only on a running basis, not contact.

"But I have been impressed by what I heard about him before I came to the club and also since I have spoken to him.

"In the way he conducts himself, he is everything you want in a captain. I have been very impressed with him."

Pearce, a former Forest captain himself, has told Cohen to cherish the role.

He added: " I have captained every team I have played for since I was a kid so I hold a lot of importance in it.

"The greatest honour I ever achieved in football was captaining England. So being my captain holds a lot of importance in my eyes and I hope it does in whoever captains the team I am in charge of, without a doubt."

Cohen moved to the City Ground in 2007 and has played more than 250 games for the club.