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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson looking for new striker

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson admits he is looking to recruit a striker.

City slumped to their third defeat in five games, and eighth of the campaign, against Cardiff at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

However, they once again created a host of good chances, hitting the target 13 times without converting their pressure into goals, and paid the ultimate price.

City have been linked with West Bromwich Albion's Chris Wood, who is on loan at Millwall, and Stoke City's Kenwyne Jones.

Pearson said his side need to be more ruthless in front of goal. "It is very frustrating," admitted the City boss.

"When you create as many goalscoring opportunities as we did you would expect to score. But we came up against a side that, to be fair, defended well and had a lot of experience.

"They hit us with a sucker punch and, in the second-half, it fizzled out a little bit. It was a frustrating day. We didn't manage the ball as well as I would have liked but you have to give them a bit of credit. They got everyone behind the ball and tried to hit us on the break.

"We deserved to get to something out of the game. Scoring goals obviously is the key factor to winning games, but I would be more concerned if we were not creating chances.

"We are putting together a promotion push, but things have not gone our way in the last few weeks. What we must do is keep in contact with the sides in the automatic places.

"I might go for a striker in the January transfer window if the right one is available."

It doesn't get any easier for City as they now head to face in-form Hull City on Boxing Day.

The Tigers have moved into the second automatic promotion place, and Pearson added: "It will be another tough game but we have to keep believing in what we are doing."

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson looking for new striker


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