Nigel Pearson: Let's erase memory of Leicester City's cup defeat
Leicester City will be looking to bounce back this evening after their midweek humiliation.
There will be no better way of erasing the memory of that defeat than when they face league leaders Blackpool at the King Power Stadium (5.20) in front of the Sky TV cameras.
The 4-2 defeat to League Two side Burton in the Capital One Cup was City's third consecutive defeat in all competitions and manager Nigel Pearson said it was vital City returned to winning ways.
"It isn't always easy to move on after a defeat like that but you have to," said Pearson.
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"The players were disappointed as well. It is not a situation we would have wanted.
"Clearly, it would have been better for us to be going into this game on the back of a win but we are not.
"What was disappointing was the way they went about it on Tuesday. I said my piece and now we are preparing for what is a very big game for us today.
"We need to get back to winning ways."
After making eight changes for the cup clash against the Brewers, Pearson is likely to return to the side that performed well at Blackburn Rovers last week, despite the defeat.
Captain Wes Morgan, Liam Moore, Ben Marshall, Danny Drinkwater, Andy King, Lloyd Dyer, David Nugent and Jamie Vardy are all expected to return to the starting line-up.
There will be no new faces on show for City this afternoon as the transfer window passed without incident yesterday. City did confirm that defender Tom Kennedy has been released by the club after agreeing the cancellation of his contract.
Kennedy spent two years at City after joining from Rochdale, in 2010, but made just 12 first team appearances and is now able to join a new club as a free agent.
Paul Gallagher, Jermaine Beckford and Sean St Ledger were all linked with moves away from the club but no deals emerged during a quiet day of business for City.
The only piece of confirmed business was the return of teenager Cian Bolger to Bristol Rovers in a loan deal until January.
But despite the lack of business yesterday, Pearson will still be able to strengthen his squad if he chooses when the emergency loan window opens in a week.
City have previously been linked with loan deals for Stoke defenders Ryan Shotton and Danny Higginbotham.