Pearson cautious ahead of Leicester play-off clash

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has urged his Leicester City side to make the most of their play-off opportunity after edging their way into the top six on a thrilling last day, reports This Is Leicestershire.

To upset the Championship betting, Pearson’s side forced their way into the final play-off spot on with a dramatic 3-2 win at the City Ground over Nottingham Forest, Anthony Knockaert’s stoppage-time strike edging Bolton Wanderers out of the play-offs after the Trotter managed only a 2-2 draw at home to Blackpool.

51-year-old Pearson said: “I think it’s important for me to say it how it is. We had an outside chance, we have won a game but let’s not get too carried away.

“Some people would argue we have been in a great position and put our season at risk. WE have to draw a line under what has happened and say ‘We have another opportunity, we have to take it’, as we did on Saturday.”

The Foxes endured a woeful dip in results since January which saw them struggling to reach the play-offs after looking strong for an automatic promotion spot. But vital 3-2 wins over Bolton in April and on Saturday against Notts Forest ensured that their tilt at the Premier League is not over yet.

Pearson will know they face a tricky challenge to make it to Wembley, with a two-leg semi-final against third-placed Watford after they just missed out on automatic promotion to Hull City.

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