Leicester gained promotion back to the Championship because of "a unity and a desire to be successful" according to their manager Nigel Pearson.

Two goals from Matt Fryatt helped the Foxes to a 2-0 win at Southend on Saturday, taking them back to the second tier of English football just a year after their relegation.

"What the lads have showed is a unity and a desire to be successful, and I think that's great," said Pearson.

He added: "It's important to enjoy the day and the moment because they do not come very often.

"But we have to look to build on this season because you cannot be complacent."

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