Pearson salutes Foxes

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Nigel Pearson spoke of his joy after watching his Leicester side presented with the League One trophy after the 2-2 home draw with play-off chasing Scunthorpe.

Defender Michael Morrison scored twice as the Foxes came from behind to draw, and Pearson was full of praise for his side who have successfully bounced back to the second tier at the first time of asking.

"I'm delighted for everyone connected with the club," said Pearson. "We achieved our goal of gaining promotion at the first attempt so it's good to celebrate what we've achieved."

"Obviously I would rather have won the game but the draw means we've gone through the season with just one home defeat," he added.

Pearson pledged that Leicester would give it their all at next weekend's game at Crewe.

"We can't relax yet, because that wouldn't be right," he added. "Our last game at Crewe will have vital consequences for sides fighting against relegation and we owe it them to give it our best go.

"We've gone up as champions, and that is important to us so we can take that confidence into next season."

Morrison opened the scoring from close range but Scunthorpe were level after 57 minutes when Martyn Woolford was allowed to get in a low cross from the right which Paul Hayes slotted in from seven yards.

The visitors went in front eight minutes later when Foxes substitute Bruno Berner was ruled to have hauled down Hayes inside the box and Grant McCann stroked in the penalty before Morrison headed in from five yards to level.

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