Pearson happy to take any route

Last Updated: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:02

Nigel Pearson is not fussed when his side earn promotion to the Premier League just as long as they do it.

Hammond scored with three minutes remaining to earn the Foxes a point and keep alive their hopes of securing automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

If Leicester beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night they will be promoted if QPR fail to beat Bournemouth on Saturday.

Even if QPR do keep the Foxes hanging on Pearson's men could secure their top-flight return at home to Brighton on Tuesday, but the manager has no preference when the confirmation comes.

"I'm not taking anything for granted," Pearson said.

"We are still on track if we do it at home we do it at home, if we do it away from home we do it away from home.

"I'm not bothered as long as we do it.

"It was another good night for us any positive result for us would've put us in a slightly stronger position and that's what we've done.

"You can see why they are on a good run because they played with much better intensity than when we played them at our place and they have good players, but I thought we dealt with the set-backs well.

"The most important thing was that we responded and we responded very, very well.

"I've spoken many times about this group having moved on from last year.

"They come on and we've become a better side because of it, so we've put ourselves in a good position."

Wigan took the lead through Ivan Ramis' powerful header after 37 minutes, but the Foxes replied four minutes before the break through Andy King.

Rob Kiernan looked to have won it for the Latics in the 62nd minute, but Hammond extended Leicester's unbeaten run in the Championship to 20 games.

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