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We have to build on what we already have – Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes that the experience of a challenging season in the English Premier League can hold his side in good stead for the next campaign.

After shrugging off a difficult spell of results, the Foxes embarked a remarkable run of form and from being at the foot of the table, avoided relegation and finished in 14th place in the English top tier at the end of the season.

Looking into next season, Pearson told Foxes Player: “We have to build on what we already have.

“Clearly we’ve been able to perform. In our last nine games we’ve won seven and drawn one, so we’ve performed very well, but it’s been a situation in which we’ve had to produce performances.

“What we need to do is have a bit more consistency around our ability to gain results because what’s happened this year had to be unique.

“You wouldn’t want to be banking on that every time, so we’re well aware of where we’ve needed to improve but as I’ve said throughout the season, even in our darkest days there have been positives for us to at least build on.

It’s kept the belief among the players and fans alike, so that’s important to recognise. It’s time to take stock I think and hopefully we’ll be even better prepared next season and more capable.

“That’s because we’ve had a year’s experience and we’ll try to add to the squad too.”

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