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Leicester boss Pearson ready for Fulham

last updated Wednesday 27th August 2008, 12:28 PM
Nigel Pearson
Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson says his side will be going all out for victory when they come up against Premiership outfit Fulham at Craven Cottage in round two of the Carling Cup tonight (Wednesday, 8pm).

The Foxes go into the clash with three wins and a draw to their name from the opening four fixture of the campaign - including a first round Carling Cup victory over Stockport County.

And Pearson confirmed that while the main concern for the season was to gain promotion back to the Championship, there would be no let up in the cup competitions.

He said: "The league will always be our priority, but that does not change the fact that this is a competition that we want to try and get as far as we can in.

"It will be a tough game for us - there is no doubt about that. We come up against a Premiership side who did very well to maintain their status in that division last season. They have also made a few additions to their squad as well.

"The fact that we are playing a Premiership side is not just a big attraction for the public, but also for the players as well. We are all looking forward to the game."

Fulham will have a 17-day break following tonight's fixture - and Pearson says that could have an influence on the team that Roy Hodgson fields on the night.

He added: "We have looked at the different possibilities of the sides that Fulham could put out. They do not have a game this weekend as their match against Manchester United has been postponed. I suppose that could have a bearing on their team selection.

"We can spend a lot of time thinking about what they are going to do, but ultimately we want to get the best out of the side that we field on the night.

"We may be forced to make a couple of changes due to knocks we picked up at the weekend. But I don't think I will be making the same number of changes as I did for the Stockport game."

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