Pearson targets return to form

Nigel Pearson is determined that Leicester's recent poor run of form will not cost them their promotion dream this season.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 19:24 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Hopes Leicester can return to form

Nigel Pearson: Hopes Leicester can return to form

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The City boss has seen his side slip from second place in January to sixth spot going into Friday night's home game with Millwall.

Leicester are clinging on to the final play-off berth on goal difference after five defeats in their last nine Championship matches, a sequence that has returned only one victory.

Pearson insists his team must snap that run as soon as possible or risk seeing their season fizzle out.

He said: "There has been a lot of hard work to get into a decent situation, but there is no doubt we are putting our opportunity in jeopardy with this poor run of form. We can't hide from that.

"Although our form is poor, we can salvage the situation. But we have to rectify this quickly. It is effectively an eight-game season now and we have got to make some serious inroads.

"First things first, Friday's game is pivotal. We want to get back to winning ways and that means putting in a good performance on Friday.

"We want to make sure that we can finish the season strongly. What that means in terms of where we can finish, of course the minimum has to be the play-offs.

"I am not prepared to let this opportunity pass us by because we have hit a poor run of form."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company