'Game is about the points, not Nigel'
There will be no subplots when Leicester City face manager Nigel Pearson's former club Hull tomorrow, said assistant manager Craig Shakespeare.
It is nearly a year since Pearson walked out on the Tigers to re-join City, taking his management team, including Shakespeare with him.
While Hull fans are expected to remind Pearson of their anger over his decision, Shakespeare said it was now ancient history.
Hull have certainly moved on under new manager Steve Bruce, who has almost entirely rebuilt his side, with only James Chester and Robert Koren featuring much from Pearson's squad.
They have found form, scoring 10 goals in their last three games.
"It will be just about the three points, and it isn't about Nigel," he said.
"He will not want it about him. It will be Leicester against Hull with three points at stake, and nothing else. We will go into it with confidence after the win against Burnley.
"We don't know an awful lot about them now, so there is no advantage. Steve has made changes.
"You look at our performances of late and we have played well but not put the results on the board. Hull have, regardless of how they have been playing.
"But to go to Leeds last week and score three was impressive because that is a hard place to go to. They are obviously doing something right."
But while Bruce has got the Tigers roaring, Shakespeare said City were full of confidence after maintaining their 100 per cent league start at home by coming from behind to beat Burnley.
"The manner of us needing the win puts extra pressure on us, if you want to call it that. But I am delighted for the boys in terms of the spirit and courage they showed."
Former City striker Matty Fryatt will again be missing for Hull with an achilles injury.