Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson pleased to 'hang on in there' during tough festive period
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson admits his side "hung on in there" during a tough festive period.
City's 6-1 mauling of Huddersfield on New Year's Day ended what had been an indifferent spell during over Christmas.
Before Tuesday's game, City had picked up just eight points from a possible 18 during December, with two wins, two draws and two defeats.
But Pearson's men saw in 2013 with a bang against the Terriers, thanks to a brace apiece from French star Anthony Knockaert and debutant Chris Wood.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
City stay fifth in the Championship but, with Hull dropping points, they have closed the gap on second place to five points, while boasting the best goal difference in the division.
"We have had a bit of a tough run of late where our performances have not got the points return we have maybe deserved," said Pearson.
"When you look at the Christmas and New Year period together, the only game in which we were beaten that we probably should have won, was against Cardiff at home.
"We have done okay and hung on in there through a tough period for us, but the players have shown a lot of character."
City put on a master-class against Huddersfield at the King Power Stadium, creating chance after chance, and Pearson paid tribute the creativity of his players.
"When you look at us compared to other sides, we probably have more flair players," he said.
"I will be the first to admit that when you do have that make-up you are going to flirt with not always being consistent at times. That is the nature of it.
"But for the players we have got, our performances have generally been good."
Despite the inconsistency of recent results, Pearson believes their performances have not reflected that.
"I believe we have been pretty consistent," he said. "The only thing that has been missing at times has been the ability to win tight games. We have not always been clinical enough.
"Not too many times have I talked about a lack of application. I don't think that has happened very often. It is a case of winning tight games."