Every point earned at Molineux could prove vital, says Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson said every point earned at Molineux tomorrow could prove vital come the end of the season.
City have yet to pick up a point from their first two away games of the season.
While it is very early days in the campaign, Pearson said City could not afford to be blasé about dropped points at the start of the season as it could prove costly in the vital run-in.
But, while Pearson admits his side should be better off in the table now, he is happy with how they are shaping up.
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"For a lot of people, the table is relevant from day one," he said.
"People can be a bit flippant about the points you drop early in the season. Clearly they do matter.
"The emphasis seems to be greater towards the end of the season when you are looking at where you can pick up points, but you have to make sure you start the season pretty well.
"We have had an indifferent start, in that we have started the season with three wins and three defeats from our four league games and two cup games.
"Should we have lost all three? No, I don't think we should have, but we did.
"Our focus is on our next game. It is straight forward in that sense. It is being able to withstand the scrutiny of other people and make sure you get your own preparation right.
"And if things don't go your way, you have to ensure the belief is still there and we are single-minded enough to make things happen."
Recently-relegated Wolves have won only three of their last 32 games in all competitions.
However, Pearson is expecting another tough away day.
"They will want to win and they will want a response from last season's disappointment," said Pearson.
"But they will be looking at us and they will know that we have some good players and have been playing pretty well.
"My focus is always trying to get us playing as well as we can and, if we do that, we are capable of beating anyone in this league.
"We know if our preparation is right and we are at our max we are a very good side.
"I think for sides who get relegated a good start to the season is very important. They have experienced more changes.
"There was a lot of uncertainty for them in the last half of last season, and a number of changes.
"It will take a while for them to find their level of performance and for the new manager to really get the identity of his own team."
City youngster Tom Hopper has joined Bury on a one-month loan deal.
The 18-year-old forward heads to Gigg Lane for the first loan spell of his career and will be in contention to play for the League One Shakers against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane today.
Hopper joined the Foxes Academy two years ago following a spell with Boston United.
He has been a regular in the City development squad and made his first-team debut as a substitute in the win over Swindon in the FA Cup in January.