We daren't let Nigel Pearson down, says Leicester City winger Ben Marshall
Midfielder Ben Marshall has revealed that the Leicester City players are driven by the fear of letting down manager Nigel Pearson.
Marshall set up Danny Drinkwater and scored himself in City's 2-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday, and said the young players are repaying Pearson for the faith he has shown in them.
Of the City starting line-up at Hillsborough, only Wes Morgan, Zak Whitbread and Lloyd Dyer were over the age of 26.
"We don't want to let the manager down because he looks after us with days off and stuff," said Marshall.
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"We want to repay him. We have a lot of respect for him. He was a good player who played in the Premier League and we are learning from him.
"The manager put faith in me to go against my old club and do well. I think I had an okay game, because Anthony Knockaert has been brilliant. He has been creating chances and scoring goals.
"It is down to who performs. I want to be in that right-wing spot, so I will do all I can to stay there."
Marshall was given a standing ovation by both sets of supporters when he was substituted following his match-winning display, and he chose not to celebrate his goal as a mark of respect to the Wednesday fans after his loan spell at Hillsborough last season.
"It is always nice to come back to your old club," he said.
"I thought the first 15 minutes they dominated and I thought it was going to be a hard game. But we got back to how we had been playing and did well.
"When I was here they looked after me, so it was out of respect that I didn't celebrate. I am happy with the goal and happy for the fans and the club but, on the other hand, I don't want to show off.
"When I get into those areas I like to get half a yard and shoot. Some go in and some don't. But it was on my left foot so I am happy."
The win moved City into third in the Championship, four points behind leaders Cardiff.
Marshall said City were determined to keep their recent run going at Leeds on Tuesday night.
"We are up there now and it is our job to stay there and push on," he said. "If we can get back to first spot, then it will be up to us to stay there.
"The months are passing quicker and quicker and, before you know it, it will be the end of the season and we will still be there."