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Pearson: 'Confidence high' as Leicester City look to continue fight for survival

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson says his players belief they can avoid relegation from the Premier League as they look to make it three wins on the bounce tomorrow.

The Foxes host Swansea, and a win could put them level on points with Hull City in 17th in other results go their way.

Pearson also revealed another boost, declaring that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash at the King Power Stadium.

However, he admits he does need other sides in the relegation dog fight to start dropping points.

Dare to dream? PM excited by Aston Villa's semi-final

On a visit to Solihull to make an announcement on jobs as part of the Conservatives' election campaign, the Prime Minister David Cameron said he was looking forward to Aston Villa's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.

Villa beat local rivals West Bromwich Albion to reach Wembley, and recorded an important win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to give their Premier League survival hopes a boost.

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Head injuries on agenda for FA experts' panel after Jeff Astle case

The FA has asked a number of leading professionals in head injury and concussion to form a new independent panel of experts to advise the organisation and football in England.

Jeff Astle Credit: PA

In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the possible effects of head injuries and concussion across a number of sports including football, driven by the high-profile case of former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Jeff Astle.

At the weekend, Albion honoured their former centre-forward and celebrated his career at the fixture against Leicester City, playing in the famous all-white kit they wore in the 1968 FA Cup Final win over Everton, when Astle scored the only goal of the game to complete his record of scoring in every round of the Cup.

Charity match played in honour of Northampton Saints' former chairman

Leon Barwell died aged 46 after suffering from cancer for 18 months. Credit: ITV News Central

Rugby World Cup winners came together to support a cancer charity set up in memory of Northampton Saints' former chairman, Leon Barwell.

Stars like Jason Robinson and Matt Dawson took to the field for a charity football match at Sixfields in his memory this afternoon.

The money raised by the game will help support families of other cancer victims.

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Midlands Matchday Live: Full-time scores

Premier League:

  • Tottenham 0 - 1 Aston Villa
  • West Brom 2 - 3 Leicester
  • West Ham 1 - 1 Stoke

Championship:

  • Derby 1 - 1 Brentford (FT)
  • Birmingham 2 - 1 Wolves
  • Nottm Forest 0 - 1 Huddersfield

League One:

  • Coventry 1 - 0 Colchester
  • Swindon 1 - 0 Peterborough
  • Barnsley 1 - 1 Chesterfield
  • Yeovil 1 - 1 Notts County
  • Walsall 1 - 0 Fleetwood

League Two:

  • Shrewsbury 4 - 0 Exeter
  • Wycombe 2 - 1 Cheltenham
  • Stevenage 2 - 1 Northampton
  • Luton 0 - 1 Burton
  • Plymouth 2 - 1 Mansfield

Midlands Matchday Live: Half-time scores

Premier League:

  • Tottenham 0 - 1 Aston Villa
  • West Brom 2 - 1 Leicester
  • West Ham 1 - 0 Stoke

Championship:

  • Derby 1 - 1 Brentford (FT)
  • Birmingham 1 - 1 Wolves
  • Nottm Forest 0 - 1 Huddersfield

League One:

  • Coventry 1 - 0 Colchester
  • Swindon 0 - 0 Peterborough
  • Barnsley 0 - 1 Chesterfield
  • Yeovil 1 - 0 Notts County
  • Walsall 0 - 0 Fleetwood

League Two:

  • Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Exeter
  • Wycombe 1 - 0 Cheltenham
  • Stevenage 0 - 1 Northampton
  • Luton 0 - 0 Burton
  • Plymouth 1 - 0 Mansfield
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