5,000 Leicester City fans travel for big Peterborough clash
The Blue Army can lead Leicester City's march towards to the Premier League, says manager Nigel Pearson.
Around 5,000 travelling fans will pack the away end at Peterborough United's London Road today.
City have received tremendous support away from the King Power Stadium all season, and Pearson said he hoped the huge numbers was an indication that fans fully support what he, his staff and players are trying to achieve.
"To have 5,000 travelling fans is great and our support home and away this season has been fantastic," said Pearson.
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"It is even more important we get the performance right and look to pick up the three points for them as well.
"When you go to places like Peterborough, where it is a tight ground and the fans are very close to the pitch, it does create a fantastic atmosphere. I hope the fans recognise what we are trying to achieve. I would like to think our fans now see a group of players who are committed to the club.
"That is important but, ultimately, we are trying to achieve something that we have not done for a while. We will have to maintain our high standards between now and the end of the season to achieve that."
Today's game may almost feel like a home fixture for City. London Road has a capacity of just over 15,000. but their average attendance this season is 7,420.
Their biggest crowd so far was 10,469 for the visit of Nottingham Forest in October but today's turn-out is fully expected to top that.
Posh, rock-bottom in the table, will know they must stop City's potent strike force of Chris Wood and David Nugent, who have scored nine goals between them in the last six games.
City have also only conceded three goals in the same period and Pearson said keeping another clean sheet was vitally important against a side that plays attacking football.