City saw second-placed Peterborough narrow the gap at the top of the table to just four points with a 2-0 victory over City at London Road last week.
Pearson's side have won just three of their last 11 league games, but he said: "We have had some mixed form, but it is where you are in May that matters.
"It was not a good day for us at Peterborough but I'm not going to dwell on the negatives. We have done very well to put ourselves in this position and we are looking ahead to the next game.
"I have said before there will be twists and turns before the end of the season and it is about dealing with them."