We must claw back six-point gap to second place - Leicester City's David Nugent
Leicester City must claw back the gap on Hull City and keep themselves in the chase for automatic promotion, striker David Nugent said.
Hull have a six-point gap on City after their 1-0 win against Charlton Athletic, who City face tomorrow night at the King Power Stadium.
Nugent said it was vital they clawed back the deficit as quickly as possible.
City have had a weekend off after going out of the FA Cup and Nugent said they must get back to winning ways fast.
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"It will be tough for us to win our games in hand but, if we can get the six points we need to pull them back level pegging, we will be back up there," he said.
"It is massive month for us. We have a lot of games in February. January was just as packed and, hopefully, we can produce the same form as in January."
City have started the month with back-to-back defeats at Peterborough and at home in the FA Cup to Huddersfield.
However, January was a great month for them with five wins from six, a streak which saw manager Nigel Pearson earn the Manager of the Month award, and striker Chris Wood just miss out on the Player of the Month accolade.
Nugent said Pearson would be delighted with the award, although he wouldn't show it.
"I think he would be quite happy but he wouldn't show it," he said.
"He is level-headed about it. Deep down he will be pleased and the players are made up for him.
"Woody has just missed out on the Player of the Month award as well. It was a good month for the club and, hopefully, February will be the same.
"Five wins out of six in January is a great return. You can't argue with that. It is good for the club.
"Obviously, we are just outside automatic promotion now but with the games coming up we can get back in there," Nugent added.