Foxes take heart from Cardiff defeat

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson took great heart from his side's spirited performance despite the Foxes slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Cardiff.

Ross McCormack opened the scoring after just 10 minutes and leading scorer Peter Whittingham doubled Cardiff's advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Pearson may well feel aggrieved after Martyn Waghorn's corner appeared to cross the line but no goal was awarded before Steve Howard volleyed home seven minutes after the restart.

"We should have come in at the break 2-1 down but unfortunately we didn't," Pearson said. "There are lots of positives we can look at. I thought we should have had something out of the game, no doubt about that.

He added: "I was disappointed with the goals we conceded but one positive was the players' response in the second half but as I say, quite clearly, we should have gone in 2-1 down. It might have made a difference but there you are."

Pearson insisted his side were still in a good position to achieve promotion despite losing their third consecutive match.

He said: "There is still a way to go in this season. There are things we need to tighten up on but we had to reshuffle things last night because of availability of players.

"I would rather be going into the final few games with more positive results behind us but having said that, I saw some very encouraging signs and the mood in the dressing room is very positive."

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