Nigel Pearson pleased with Foxes’ fightback against Ipswich

LEICESTER City boss Nigel Pearson praised his players for the way they recovered from conceding a penalty and a goal in the first four minutes against Ipswich Town.

The Foxes manager refused to say whether his side deserved all three points in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium.

But after Michael Chopra’s missed spot kick and Lee Bowyer’s fourth minute opener, Pearson was pleased with his side’s response – capped by Paul Gallagher’s second half equaliser from another penalty.

He said: “After conceding so early on, the response from the players was very positive. But we still have a lot of work to do to get the performances to a level where the opposition do not relish coming here.

“We have pressed them and tried to do everything we could without breaking them down again in the second half.

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“They (Ipswich) have had a really tough time with seven losses and then come back with two wins and have been more confident in themselves.

“For ourselves, it is frustrating, but I want to look at how we move this thing forward rather than bemoan what the problems are.”

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And of big-spending Leicester’s stuttering first half of the season, Pearson added: “We have under-performed and I think we all agree that we are not where we want to be.

“We have to be winning more games but this division remains very close. We are only a handful of points off the play-off places.”

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