Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson hopes owners show patience for long-term plan
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he hoped the club's owners would show patience in his long-term strategy for the club.
City suffered their third consecutive away defeat of the Championship campaign yesterday as they went down 2-1 at Wolves.
But while Pearson admitted his annoyance at the manner of both of Wolves' goals, he said he was not too worried about his side's performances.
Pearson said he knows what his remit is, to get City promoted to the Premier League, and that although immediate results were vital, he had built his squad with a long-term plan in mind.
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"I would hope so," he said when asked about the owners having patience.
"There is not a great deal wrong. We don't have the points we possibly should have, but that is how it is.
"I am not a big believer in playing the unlucky card. It is a case of, if we get the performances right often enough, whatever happens in terms of fortunes will not matter too much. We have to take responsibility for how we perform and everything will fall into place.
"My remit is still to get us up. That will always be the same and that is what we expect ourselves.
"There is a long way to go but I am not overly happy with where we sit at the moment.
"I think it is important for me as a manager to have a slightly more balanced view than other people. I have to look at what we are doing and not doing well, and make sure there is a balanced approach.
"You don't see me jumping up and down too much when things go well, and I am not going to get too despondent when things are going, on the face if it, not very well.
"But that is because I have to do that and that is how I work."
Both of Wolves' goals came from set-pieces and Pearson said it was down to a lack of concentration at key moments.
However, he also said City must start to take a larger proportion of the chances they create.
"I am annoyed about the fashion in which we conceded the goals from two set-plays," he said. "It was sloppy but, on top of that, when we had the ball we didn't work hard enough and give each other enough options.
"That is not something that I have seen from us this season."
Andy King, who went off after half an hour yesterday with a hamstring strain, will be assessed today.