Nigel Pearson full of praise for resurgent Leicester City striker Martyn Waghorn
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has hailed the recent performances of striker Martyn Waghorn.
Waghorn has found his form after a frustrating year out through injury and is getting back to his best.
Pearson praised the 22-year-old's attitude as he fought his way back into the City side.
Waghorn scored his second goal of the season in the 4-1 victory against Derby on Saturday, but has also been creating chances and took the corner from which Zak Whitbread opened the scoring.
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"During the last two or three weeks, he has put in some good performances and contributed in a very positive manner," said Pearson.
"His all-round game is much improved. He has been taking set-plays for us and his delivery has been good. I am pleased for him because he has had a tough year with injuries, so it is good for him to get back in.
"When players are out of the side, they need to be ready to take their chance when they are in. He has been working hard to do that.
"Scoring his first goal when we beat Ipswich took some pressure off him. Strikers tend to put themselves under a bit more pressure when they haven't been scoring.
"Ironically, David Nugent was going through the same thing at the start of the season and he has now got 11 goals in 13 games. Things can change very quickly.
"The second goal (against Derby) was a great finish by Martyn and a great move.
"I think we created quite a few openings similar to that and played some good, crisp football. It was an excellent finish."
Pearson has been delighted by the wealth of attacking talent at his disposal.
"I know we have good players and, when you look at the squad, we have quality throughout," he Pearson.
"People may say we are not prolific enough in terms of scoring goals, but I think we have done pretty well this season."
One area where Pearson said City must do better is scoring from corners.
Whitbread's header was the first goal City had scored from a corner since Wes Morgan nodded in against Peterborough on the opening day of the season.
"It is all about the delivery, if the delivery is good then you have a chance," said the City boss.
"The delivery has improved in the last few games. We should be scoring more goals from set-pieces but we haven't.
"It was good for Zak because he has been playing well lately. We shared the goals around again, which is important."