Pearson Relishing Swansea Preparations

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson admits he is looking forward to having an uninterrupted week of training with his players ahead of the clash with Swansea City on Saturday.

The Foxes travel to South Wales to face Garry Monk’s men at the Liberty Stadium with a squad that will have a full week’s training before their next Barclays Premier League fixture.
Last week’s international break meant that some players only returned from their outings the day before Saturday's 1-0 loss to Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
But with an energised squad to choose from, the City boss is relishing preparations for the game against the Swans.
“I’m looking forward to getting on the training field with the players this week because international weeks are always difficult,” said Pearson.
“Bearing in mind we didn’t get players back until Friday of last week makes preparation slightly different.
“It’s nice to have a fit squad this week to get prepared. It’s about getting the players back into the right mind set to go and perform well again.
“There are always going to be areas that we feel we can be better at. Likewise, there are always going to be positives.
“One of the problems that we may encounter is from being the dominant side in the division as we were last year, we have to look at a different way in terms of how assess our own performance.
“For the most part this season the application of the players has been very, very good and we’ve given a positive account of ourselves so far.
“We’d like to have a couple of better results over the last few weeks but we’ll deal with that and move on.”
Pearson also admired the management structure that Swansea have applied in their rise to England’s top flight.
They became the first Welsh team to play Premier League football after gaining promotion in the 2010/2011 campaign and won their first ever League Cup two years later.
“They’ve a manager that fits the sort of philosophy that they have as a football club,” Pearson added.
“Swansea are a really good example of having a vision of how you want to play football and run the club – they’ve done very well.
“It is important that clubs have stability and a vision as to how you want to move forward.
“Of course, we’re still trying to do that and stability is always going to be important for clubs to develop.
“We’d like to think that we’re building a football club here which is moving in the right direction on and off the pitch.”
Tickets for the Swansea game are now on general sale and are priced at just £25 for adults and £17.50 for Under-16s and Over-60s as part of a reciprocal pricing deal between the two clubs.

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