Championship: Pearson in hunt for striker to revive promotion push
Sunday 23 December 2012
Nigel Pearson, the Leicester City manager, outlined plans to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window following his side's 1-0 defeat to promotion rivals Cardiff City.
Pearson was unhappy with his side's inability to convert chances on Saturday. "When you create as many scoring opportunities as we did you would expect to score," he said. "I might go for a striker in January if the right one is available. We are putting together a promotion push but things have not gone our way in the last few weeks."
Craig Bellamy scored the only goal midway through the first half to help Cardiff restore their three-point lead at the top.
Darren Ferguson has warned his Peterborough United side that they must keep focus in the wake of their 5-4 win against Bolton Wanderers. He said: "The game should really have been over at 5-2 and we cannot afford to make the sort of lapses in concentration we did late on.
"We are in a battle to stay up and goal difference could end up being a factor so we cannot afford to give soft goals away."
Despite the victory, Peterborough still sit at the foot of the table on goal difference, with just two points separating the bottom four teams.
Neil Warnock is another manager who has expressed a desire to improve his forward line despite Leeds United's 2-1 win against Middlesbrough.
Striker Luciano Becchio scored twice for Leeds but Warnock may still be asking new owners, GFH Capital, to fund some new signings next month. He said: "I still feel we need another striker because Luciano can't play week in, week out with so many games coming up and we need someone in case he gets injured. That has to be my priority."
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