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Nigel Pearson warns Leicester winning run is worth nothing yet

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is delighted to be out of the Premier League's bottom three but has warned his players they have achieved nothing yet.

Four wins on the trot have seen the Foxes climb to 17th ahead of their clash with champions-elect Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

But Pearson says May remains the key month for his squad, with four more games to come for Leicester including matches against fellow-relegation battlers Sunderland and QPR.

He said: "It's to be out of them after the last game of the season which is going to be the most important thing. For me it makes no difference whatsoever (being out now).

"What they have to remain is focused and that's something we have to continue to work hard at. I'm not trying to play it down because at this stage and with the situation we are in it's very positive to talk about four wins on the trot.

"But we talked about if we can get to the last four or five games in contention - and we are. If we can go to the last game with our fate in our own hands that will be something which maybe a couple of months ago you hoped for but it was not as realistic as it is now."

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Leicester have earned praise for their performances this season, despite struggling before their current run, but Pearson is only focused on results.

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He added: "The results, ultimately, are going to be more important than the performances and it's been very satisfying for us to get these results. It does make our chances more realistic now."

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