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Pearson delight at veteran Powell

Chris Powell
Powell had three spells at Charlton before joining Leicester

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is delighted with the impact Chris Powell has had on his side.

The veteran defender joined City over the summer as Pearson looked to add experience to his squad.

But the Leicester boss insists that Powell's long career is not the only reason he was brought in, and Pearson feels justified in the signing.

"As you've seen, he's very capable still, and he's played his part," he told BBC Radio Leicester.

"My stance on senior players is always the same, they have to be able to do the job first and foremost.

"It's not just about getting experienced players in for the sake of it.

"It's about getting players in who are still capable of performing."

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Powell signing pleases Pearson
27 Aug 08 |  Leicester

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