Leicester City: Don't put too much pressure on Chris Wood, warns Nigel Pearson
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson fears too much pressure will be heaped on in-form striker Chris Wood.
The 21-year-old has made a remarkable start to his City career with six goals in just three appearances.
Pearson admitted that £2million Wood's arrival and form had given his side a big boost.
But the City boss said too much emphasis shouldn't be placed on Wood and pointed out that recent victories have been born from strong team performances.
"He is coping with the situation well," said Pearson.
"We are very pleased he has come in and found form straight away.
"But I also think that it is important to recognise the group is doing very well.
"We continue to put some good performances together and Chris is a very important part of the squad.
"But it is wrong to individualise the praise for any player. To perform well, he needs his team-mates to be playing their part too. But we are delighted with Chris' contribution.
"I think we have to be careful not to put too much emphasis on the one player. He has certainly had a major impact for us and taken his chances very well.
"His arrival has certainly had a positive impact on the other players as well.
"In terms of the team and how we function, he certainly gives us another dimension. We have been playing pretty well throughout the season any way, but if a player comes in and is scoring goals it is going to help.
"He is a focused character and he knows what he wants. We are an ambitious club from top to bottom and he is ambitious himself.
"He is a very important part of the squad but he is one player in a very talented group. I hope he can get better but he has got off to a very good start.
"For us to be successful, it is going to take a concerted effort from the whole of the group. We need goals from throughout the team.
"He is on a good run at the moment, but we are playing well as a team."