Nigel Pearson confident his Leicester City side will preserve home record
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson admits there will be added pressure on his side tonight when they face Burnley at the King Power Stadium, but he insists confidence is still high within his camp.
City entertain a Clarets side that has been lifted by their 5-2 win against Peterborough on Saturday.
City, on the other hand, suffered their third consecutive away defeat on Sunday at Wolves.
City still boast a 100 per cent league record on home soil without conceding a goal, but Pearson admitted their away form places even more importance on ensuring the King Power Stadium becomes a fortress.
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However, he said City were still in confident mood ahead of the game, and the visit of Hull on Sunday.
"The players are still in good spirits," said Pearson. "We have missed a couple of opportunities, there is no doubt about that, but we are still very positive in our mindset.
"I have watched the Peterborough game and it was a very open game. They certainly played with a high tempo so we will certainly have to ensure our performance is right.
"We have two homes games in a week and we will be looking to maintain our home form.
"It is never easy when you lose away from home because it puts that added pressure on your home form.
"We have to get back to playing near our best again."
Although City paid the price for two poorly-defended set-pieces at Wolves, Pearson said there was no fundamental problem in his side's defending.
He has also backed his side to hit the goal trail soon, after creating but failing to take a number of good chances in recent games.
"I am not sure they (defensive errors) have been happening on a regular basis," he said. "That is not the case.
"Sunday's mistakes were ones I would expect us to avoid, but they have not been happening on a regular basis.
"In a couple of games in particular we have not helped ourselves, such as the Charlton and the Wolves games. Apart from that, it has not been the case in the league. But we will work on that.
"I am confident that we will start taking our chances. The frustrating thing is we haven't taken them, but we continue to cause teams a lot of problems and create a lot of chances.
"But, of course, it is about winning, and not about playing nice football and losing. We have to get back to being more efficient."
Midfielder Andy King has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, so Matty James is expected to replace him, while Anthony Knockaert and Sean St Ledger are vying for starts.