Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson wants more of the same as top two beckons
Leicester City could move back into the automatic promotion places tonight with victory at Leeds.
City rose to third on Saturday after their impressive win at Sheffield Wednesday, and Nigel Pearson's men will be bidding to repeat the feat at Elland Road tonight and put pressure on second-placed Crystal Palace, who lost to Leeds on Saturday.
City have scored eight goals and kept consecutive clean sheets in the last two games, and Pearson said he was pleased with his side's current good form.
"It is good to see the players are performing well as a team," he said.
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"That is the most pleasing aspect for me when people pay us compliments, that we have a good team. It is nice because we know we have good players, we had good players last season, but as a team we are much better now.
"There is a collective spirit and, even when we have not been at our best, we have still been able to get good results. That is what you have to do throughout the season.
"It is still early days and there is a long way to go. It is too early to be giving ourselves a pat on the back. It is work in progress but we are doing okay."
Pearson is expecting a similar challenge tonight to the one they experienced at Hillsborough.
Wednesday adopted a direct approach, but City coped well and Pearson believes his side will again come under aerial bombardment tonight.
"Looking at how Leeds played against Palace, they will try to get bodies into the box and get themselves into goalscoring positions," he said.
"We have to show the same resilience we showed on Saturday but also play our football.
"On Saturday, in difficult conditions, against a side that can cause problems, we managed the ball very well.
"We controlled the game for long periods. If we get our performance in order, then we have a good chance of winning.
"It is business as usual as far as we concerned in how we approach any game. They had a good result at the weekend, but so did we.
"We know they are capable of producing good performances, and I know Neil (Warnock, Leeds manager) well.
"It is traditionally a tough place to get a result, but we are upbeat and I know that if we get our performance right, we will cause them problems."
City will again be without striker David Nugent (neck) and Sean St Ledger (hamstring), but Pearson said the pair were not far away from a return to action.
"They are improving, but there are no real changes from the weekend," he said.