Leicester City's David Nugent says the pressure is on promotion rivals
David Nugent says the heat is now on Leicester City's promotion rivals.
Second-placed City opened up a three-point gap on Hull City, who travel to face Millwall today, thanks to Nugent's second-half strike against Wolves on Thursday.
The star striker admits he will be relaxing and watching their rivals scramble to match their achievement.
Watford and Crystal Palace, who both suffered mid-week defeats, have home games against Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic respectively, and Nugent said the pressure was on them.
"We have done our job so it is nice to sit back and relax and watch the results come in," he said.
"We have got the three points, which puts us three points ahead of Hull and they are under pressure to get a result at Millwall. It is nice we can relax.
"We have had a great run in January (City won all four league games) but we want to keep it going now into February."
Nugent admitted City weren't at their best in beating Wolves and said the visitors probably deserved something from the game after Bakary Sako's strike at the start of the second half cancelled out Anthony Knockaert's opener.
However, Nugent said at the start of the season they could have lost the game and put their victory down to a new-found resilience.
"The way Wolves played in the second half they probably deserved something out of the game," he said.
"It was a scrappy game but we are winning these scrappy games now. At the start of the season, we probably would have lost that one.
"But we have a lot of honesty and endeavour and belief that we can go on and win these games."
Nugent's superb strike after cutting inside off the left flank gave City victory but he was quick to praise the contribution of team-mate Lloyd Dyer.
"Fair play to Lloyd, he made a great run outside which made me make my mind up," he said.
"The centre-half followed Lloydy's run and it just opened up for me. Thankfully, I was able to curl one into the bottom corner."