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Manager Nigel Pearson understands Leicester City fans' frustrations

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Manager Nigel Pearson says he fully understands the Leicester City fans' frustration.

City's woeful run of form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Barnsley on Monday. They have taken just two points from the last 21 on offer, and have won only one game since the end of January.

The City players were subjected to a tirade of boos as they trudged down the tunnel at half-time at Oakwell, with some travelling fans rushing to the front of the stand to show their disapproval.

But while boos still rang out at full-time, many of the 2,000 visiting supporters applauded Pearson and his men as they walked off the pitch, despite having suffered their third defeat on the bounce.

"I totally understand the frustration of the fans," said Pearson. "Our following at home and away has been exceptionally good and they are frustrated.

"I think this is one of the problems that clubs like ourselves have, dealing with the expectations sometimes has been probably the biggest hindrance for us.

"But, having said that, we are where we are now, and we have got six games left.

"Our recent run has been awful, there is no getting away from that, but as I have said on many occasions before, it is about working hard, that is how you get success."

Pearson admitted his side missed the presence of key players like Wes Morgan and Danny Drinkwater at Barnsley.

Club captain Morgan had been an ever-present during his side's Championship campaign this season until the red card he picked up against Millwall ruled him out of Monday's clash.

Drinkwater had also featured in all of City's league fixtures but missed out because of a chest infection.

"No doubt we missed Wes," said Pearson. "I would have liked to have thought we wouldn't have missed him as much but we did.

"Danny was close to being involved but, on the back of the fact we played a game relatively close to this one, I wanted to freshen it up.

"With injuries that is one thing, you can judge the risk factor a little bit more easily, but with a chest infection it is slightly different.

"He has been a very important player for us this season and a player we can ill afford to lose through pushing him back too quickly."

Both players should be available for City's trip to Brighton on Saturday with Morgan's suspension having been served and Drinkwater recovering well from his illness.

Manager Nigel Pearson understands Leicester City fans' frustrations


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