Points prediction from Pearson

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson thinks the Foxes will need a higher-than-average points total this season to ensure promotion to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 06/03/14 at 13:37 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Not making a specific points target for Leicester

Nigel Pearson: Not making a specific points target for Leicester

More of the games that matter

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

In the decade since City were last in the top flight, the average number of points amassed by the team finishing in the second automatic promotion spot in the Championship is 85.

Pearson's men currently top the table with 74 points - 13 points ahead of third-placed Derby with 13 matches remaining.

But the Leicester boss insists that what was good enough in previous campaigns will not get his side over the line this time around.

"In my humble opinion, I don't think that will not be enough this year for second place," said Pearson.

"I look at permutations and I keep being reminded of, historically, what has happened, which is fine.

"You have to look at it over a decent period of time, and that would be six to eight years. But, ultimately, you have to live very much in the moment. That is what we are trying to do.

"We have got ourselves in a very good position with 13 games left. We want to win every game we play. Whether we will or not remains to be seen.

"That will be the plan from here on in, that is what we will try to do, which is what we have done every game so far, and not try to hit a points target which would coincide with the kind of questions people want to ask right now. They are irrelevant."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

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