Leicester City: Nigel Pearson unfazed by tough schedule
Nigel Pearson believes Leicester City have what it takes to handle a hectic schedule of games.
City have a relatively-small squad and their strength in depth is about to be tested with, potentially, nine games in the next five weeks, starting with Saturday's trip to face Peterborough United.
Next Tuesday City face Huddersfield at home in an FA Cup fourth-round replay. If successful, they will meet Wigan at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, February 17.
City then have a midweek game every week until after the home clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, March 9, and further progress in the Cup could cause even more fixture congestion.
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Manager Pearson said: "We have had to reschedule one or two games, but I would rather be in the competition (FA Cup) than not.
"It would have been nice to have got a positive result (in the first game at Huddersfield) but we will deal with it. We have an important game between now and then so I won't worry about that.
"We have worked hard on limiting the number of training injuries we have and we have been successful in doing that.
"But, throughout the course of a season, you will pick up some injuries and I think it is important now that we try to manage the squad as best as we can to try and keep as many players available as possible."