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Nigel Pearson puts complete faith in his Leicester City squad


Nigel Pearson said he has complete faith in his Leicester City players to get back on track after successive defeats.

City head to Bolton tonight looking to stop the rot after defeats against Crystal Palace and Watford, and although Pearson admits his side have underperformed recently, he said he is in no doubt they will soon return to winning ways.

Pearson admitted he is likely to make changes for the trip to the Reebok Stadium, but is more than happy with the young squad he has assembled and urged them to take confidence from their recent run which took them top of the Championship table.

"If there are psychological hindrances, there shouldn't really be," he said.

"We have played very well for the majority of the season but, that said, they are only human.

"Unfortunately, when you have a game where a number of players are having an off-day, that is very difficult to rectify during the game.

"We will bounce back because I have every faith in our group of players. There is every likelihood of there being one or two changes, but I will see how the players respond.

"The disappointment of Saturday has to be swept away pretty quickly and we have to get back to what we have been doing pretty well this season, which is playing well as a unit and getting our individuals to perform.

"We know on our day that, when we get our performance right, teams will have a problem containing us.

"We have to go into the game with the same mindset we have done in previous games.

"We have to go out there and execute our game-plan, and make it difficult for the opposition to get on top of us.

"Bolton have some good players and we have to be mindful of that. But first and foremost, after the display and result we had on Saturday, I am looking at our players to give a good reaction."

Full-back Ritchie De Laet returns after his one-game ban but central defender Zak Whitbread serves his one-match suspension for his red card on Saturday at Watford.

Striker Jamie Vardy is still expected to be absent with a calf injury and defender Sean St Ledger is not ready to return after his hamstring injury.

Nigel Pearson puts complete  faith in his Leicester City squad

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