Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford insists he has no problem with Nigel Pearson following reports of a spat between the pair.
Pearson revealed he planned to deal with Beckford amid suggestions the Leicester boss was unhappy with the striker for failing to go up for a free-kick during the Foxes' 1-0 loss at Peterborough last weekend.
Reports have already claimed it could lead to Beckford being offloaded in the summer, but the former Everton and Leeds man admits he is surprised by the suggestions that he clashed with Pearson over disobeying instructions
"I'm surprised by all the reports in the papers recently," Beckford told skysports.com.
"I have heard a few people saying I did not put in the right effort towards the end of the game on Saturday but I had just run the length of the pitch tracking back to make sure we didn't concede another goal.
"I always give 100 per cent when I play and the stats show after every game the distance I run is up there in the top third group.
"After the match the manager never mentioned anything about not being up for a free-kick and I have no idea where the reports came from.
"I have got no problems with the gaffer and judging by training this week he has no problem with me either.
"All the coaches can see how passionate I am about getting Leicester into the Premier League every day in training and anybody who goes to the Doncaster game on Saturday will see that as well.
"Everyone is just working hard to try and make a late push for the play offs and hopefully we can get the right result on Saturday."
Beckford, who joined Leicester from Everton before the close of the summer transfer window, has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season.