Pearson pines for Mattock

23 July 2009 12:38
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is confident Joe Mattock will have no problems being ready for the new season, despite missing the Foxes preparations due to England Under-19 duty. The full-back scored his first international goal on Tuesday night as the young Lions drew with 1-1 Switzerland and, although Pearson is pleased to see Mattock playing games, he would rather have him with the City squad. He told the club's official website: "I would rather have him here to be honest but he is not. "The tournaments are not always at the right time for us but on the other hand they are not always at the right time for them either. "I would rather he was here preparing for the season but at least he is getting some pitch time. "He is a fit lad and I'm sure when he comes back he will fit in no problem."

Source: Eurosport