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Pearson confident despite slump

Nigel Pearson
Pearson's side have won just two of their last eight games

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson insists his side are not panicking despite their recent slump in form.

The League One leaders have won only one of their last five games, picking up just five points in the process

But Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "We have to keep our patience and our nerve and that's something we will do.

"Yes it's getting tighter but I would still rather be us than anybody else. We go into the final five games in a very positive mindset."

Saturday's 2-2 draw against Carlisle saw second-placed Peterborough narrow the gap to two points - although the Foxes are still seven points clear of Millwall in third place.


And Pearson says it is points on the board that count.

"We are very upbeat - it is disappointing to drop two points in the final few seconds of a game but we move on," he said.

"Teams around us won but we are still in a great position.

"We played quite well but it didn't quite break for us and we did enough to win the game.

"We have to make sure we do our side of the bargain to win the championship, but more importantly to get promoted."

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