PEAR­SON BACK­ING FOR VARDY

The Football League Paper - - NEWS -

LE­ICES­TER boss Nigel Pear­son in­sists he never planned to ditch Jamie Vardy but hopes his striker finds the net more fre­quently this sea­son.

This time last year Vardy was swap­ping Fleet­wood Town for the Foxes in a deal worth £1m and Per­son ad­mits it may have taken time for him to ad­just.

Five goals in 28 league ap­pear­ances sug­gest as much, but Pear­son be­lieves the 26-year-old will ben­e­fit from be­ing a year wiser.

“He has started the sea­son in a pos­i­tive vein and he is a player that gives us vi­tal­ity up front,” said Pear­son.

“I’m sure he wants to be a suc­cess and, hope­fully, he will score a lot more goals.

“He works hard and is a very like­able lad. It was quite a big step to come from non-league into the Cham­pi­onship.”

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