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