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Pearson: Foxes can flourish

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is convinced his promoted team can more than hold its own in the Barclays Premier League.

I believe we have a squad which is capable of making the transition.

We are not going to dominate like we did last season - that goes without saying - but there is an air of confidence among the players that they believe they have the ability to perform. I fully agree.

I have been asked if staying up is just enough, and that has to be the bottom line.I think, more importantly, the players have a belief and the staff have a belief in the players that they are capable.

A top-10 finish would be huge, but we have to make sure our first goal is to establish ourselves in the Premier League.

– Nigel Pearson speaking to Leicester Mercury

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Nugent signs Foxes deal

David Nugent was a key figure last season. Credit: PA

Leicester striker David Nugent has signed a new two-year deal at the King Power Stadium, the Barclays Premier League outfit have announced.

The 29-year-old, who has one senior England cap, notched 20 goals in the Sky Bet Championship for the Foxes last season to help the club claim the title.

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Pearson signs new Foxes deal

Nigel Pearson loves a hug. Credit: PA

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has signed a new three-year contract at the King Power Stadium, the club have announced.

Pearson has been rewarded for guiding the Foxes to promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

Assistant managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh have also agreed new deals to June 2017.

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Futacs leaves Leicester

Leicester have announced striker Marko Futacs has left the club after it was mutually agreed to cancel the remainder of his contract.

The Hungarian, who has been capped three times by his country, made just a handful of appearances for the Foxes during his two-year stint at the club and spent most of last season on loan at Diosgyori VTK, having previously been loaned to Blackpool.

It has been decided by both parties that he is surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium and he becomes a free agent with immediate effect.

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Upson to join Leicester in Premier League

Leicester have agreed a deal to sign experienced defender Matthew Upson.

Upson turned down the offer of a new contract at Brighton in favour of a return to Barclays Premier League football, who this season ended their decade-long absence from the top flight by winning the Sky Bet Championship title.

He will sign a one-year deal on July 1 after his current contract with the Seagulls expires.

The 35-year-old played 47 games this season for Brighton, winning the club's player of the year award and helping them reach the play-offs where they were beaten by Derby.

Upson started his career at Luton and also played for Arsenal, Birmingham, West Ham and Stoke, before joining Brighton last summer after an initial loan spell.

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