Pearson hoping for Beckford run

Foxes boss hopes goal is first of many

Jermaine Beckford: Has been backed by Nigel Pearson to keep on scoring after netting against Crystal Palace on Sunday

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New Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is hoping Jermaine Beckford can embark on a run of form after netting against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

The 27-year-old's strike against the Eagles on Sunday was just his second in 10 games since moving from Everton on transfer deadline day last August.

It set City on their way to a 3-0 win in Pearson's first game since returning to the club from Hull last week.

The 48-year-old is hoping that the goals will now flow again for the former Leeds forward following his strike on Sunday.

"I hope he can go on a run now and I hope he feels good about himself," Pearson told the Leicester Mercury.

"His record is good. I think any manager's job is to get the best out of all players, but sometimes you can't and you can only go so far.

"He has been positive and I was really pleased with him [against Crystal Palace]. He worked hard and took his chance when it came along. Hopefully he feels a bit more positive about things now."