Leicester City: Players given a wake-up call after Posh shocker
Nigel Pearson said the shock defeat at Peterborough on Saturday was a wake-up call for his Leicester City squad.
The City boss denied any suggestion his side had become complacent after five consecutive victories had moved them into the automatic promotion places.
But for tonight's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Huddersfield at the King Power Stadium, he said City must rediscover the style of play that saw them unbeaten in January.
"Saturday was a wake-up call, but I don't think the players as a group do get complacent," said Pearson.
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"They are very annoyed about the performance and result. It is not a case where I need to get a big stick out.
"They are a very good group and they are frustrated.
"The most important thing is getting back to doing what we are most good at, playing an honest brand of football with good energy levels and a lot of enthusiasm. We have shown that all season."
City could have opened up a three-point gap in the automatic promotion spots and closed the gap to leaders Cardiff to eight points had they built on Ben Marshall's goal.
But the impact of the defeat was lessened by the fact that none of the top six could claim a victory at the weekend.
"It was clearly a missed opportunity for us because very rarely do results elsewhere go like they did on Saturday," said Pearson.
"However, the disappointment for us in our own performance is what we will look to address the most.
"We didn't play particularly well but, having said that, having gone in front, we still had opportunities to see the game through.
"Against Huddersfield, we have to play with energy levels which, for the most part this season, have been there.
"We have to make sure we do what we can to get into the next round."
A home fifth-round tie with Wigan on Sunday awaits the winners of tonight's game, which must be decided on the night.
If City win, they take on Roberto Martinez's side at 3.55pm on Sunday and their midweek game next week against Charlton at the King Power Stadium will be put back to Wednesday.
Should City lose, they will have a free weekend because of Blackburn's involvement in the FA Cup, and will face Chris Powell's Charlton on Tuesday.