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Sven-Goran Eriksson targets more signings for Leicester

Sven Goran Eriksson

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Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson vowed to bring in more loan signings after his first match in charge of ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Hull.

Recent on-loan recruits Curtis Davies and Kyle Naughton both played in the match and the former England head coach expects further transfers soon.

"We are looking to improve in all areas and hopefully we will take in one or two more," said Eriksson.

"It's not easy but we are trying very hard," added the 62-year-old Swede.

Eriksson received a rapturous reception in his first game at the Walkers Stadium and saw Andy King break the deadlock for his men inside three minutes, before Robert Koren's second-half strike secured a point for Hull.

"It was a game of two halves. We played good football and scored early on and created other chances," added Eriksson, who succeeded Paulo Sousa as Foxes boss two weeks ago.

"But in the second half we couldn't control it like we did before. We lost the ball and put ourselves in danger.

"It was a game we could have lost, so maybe 1-1 is a fair result. We must work and keep our energy for 90 minutes, which we didn't do today."

Hull manager Nigel Pearson was also given a warm reception by Leicester supporters on his first return to the Walkers Stadium since he left to become boss at Hull in the summer.

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And Pearson was full of praise for his players' comeback, telling reporters: "If I'm honest a point is fair for us. In the first half we looked at times like they could have overrun us. But we stuck with it - our second-half response was very good.

"In the first half we didn't have a shot, but in the second half I think we created about nine chances."



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We should be better at home - Eriksson
16 Oct 10 |  Leicester
Leicester 1-1 Hull
16 Oct 10 |  Championship
Eriksson appointed Leicester boss
03 Oct 10 |  Leicester


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