Wednesday 26 September 2018

Foxes out to tear Cats a-Sunder

Nigel Pearson insists Leicester will go for the kill at Sunderland with the Foxes on the brink of a stunning recovery.

A win over the Black Cats, and Hull dropping points at Tottenham, would see Leicester become just the third side to survive in the Premier League after being bottom at Christmas.

A draw today would be good enough if Hull lost at White Hart Lane and would cap a remarkable survival bid.

Leicester - who are three points above the drop zone with two games left - have won six out of their last seven games and, with safety so close, manager Pearson will not change their plans.

"We're not all of a sudden going to be changing our preparation. You have to be flexible enough to change enough during games," said Pearson, who was assistant manager at West Brom in 2005 when they survived after being bottom at Christmas.

"I'd rather draw than lose but because of our circumstances over the last two months draws are not as beneficial, especially against sides around you.

"Our preparation will be along the same lines it has been of late, which will be to produce the type of performance we have had in the last couple of months."

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