Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson warns: Victory over Bristol City cannot be taken for granted
There will be no room for complacency when Leicester City take on Bristol City this afternoon, manager Nigel Pearson has stated.
City have won their last four games and possess a 100 percent home record.
However, Pearson said anyone expecting them to crush the Robins with ease is mistaken.
Bristol City have won twice in their last three visits to the King Power Stadium and Derek McInnes' men completed the double over City last season.
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In fact, City have won just one of the last seven meetings between the two clubs.
"We can go into this game with confidence and good form, but we have to make sure there is no complacency. I think there is always the temptation to look at fixtures and think it is a foregone conclusion," said Pearson.
"It certainly is not. Bristol City are a decent side who have a very good manager who works exceptionally hard at getting his team organised and getting the best out of his players.
"It will be a tough game for us. We have had a good few weeks and the picture is changing, but it is early days for us."
City start today in second place, a point behind Cardiff, who are away at Ipswich.
Pearson said City can kick on for the rest of the season and mount a promotion challenge, but warned there is still a long way to go.
"We have a platform now to build on," he said.
"When I looked at the fixtures at the start, the first 10 games looked tough and they have been.
"We have a very hard game coming up today.
"Our home form has been good but I am no fool.
"I know what this division can do and I think on two occasions in the last three visits place they have beaten us.
"We will have to be at our best to take advantage of being at home.
"It will be a tough game but we are in a decent position at the moment."
City have defender Ritche De Laet available again after injury and Pearson has a fully fit squad to choose from.