Steve Walsh Blog – 23rd March 2013

Leicester City Football Club, best goal difference in the league. And at this rate we are going to need it to get ourselves into the play-offs. Our last match against Derby didn’t go quite to plan, despite Schlupp’s brilliant goal. I have said all along that I believe we can get promoted this season, and I stand by what I said even though when I look at the fixture list we have got ourselves into a fairly serious situation. We have to focus on the positives, one of those being we must have the best set of fans in the league!

I am confident that after our two week break we can come back in fighting form and make the most of the last few games of the season. In fact the next two against Millwall and Barnsley really are “must win” games because after that 5 of the 6 games are against teams’ right in the mix with us in the play-off positions. Can you believe that Watford, Palace, Forest, Brighton and Bolton all come at the tough business end of the season. It does mean that our future is entirely in our own hands and I won’t even think about not getting a play-off place. In fact, I am so sure I have now booked a 52 seater bus with Steve Akiens Travel in readiness for the play-offs. Get ready for booking with me!

Nigel Pearson must be pretty frustrated at the moment and the pressure he’s under must be getting really heavy. All the bad press won’t help the situation either. But, I’m a believer that he is a good manager I’m sure that he will be doing everything in his power to regain the good form shown by LCFC earlier on in the season. I’m certain that Nigel is the man for job.

There have been a lot of people asking me the same question recently, “What’s going wrong?” And I think the answer is simple. We have a squad full of technically great players but a lot of them need to learn how to dig deep and throw themselves into the game, there’s no nastiness and we should show more drive. I would say that Lloyd Dyer is an exception to this generalisation and his presence on the pitch against Derby was phenomenal.

The two weeks off for the squad since the Derby game gives them a good chance to re-group before the tough run ahead of us. And I’ve got to mention again LCFC’s last fixture of the season, Forest away. It’s going to be one of those “edge of your seat” types of games and there is no doubt that we will need to get a result there before getting across the line.

I wish the best of luck to everyone at LCFC, we are going to need it. And more importantly we are going to need some serious support from all the fans!

Finally, please keep watching my tweets about the KKong Events coming up, it won’t be long until our Calzaghe night and the memorabilia on offer is simply amazing!

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