Pearson earns second award

01 January 2009 02:01
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has won the League One Manager of the Month award for December. The Foxes currently hold a two-point lead at the top of the table, as they bid to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking. Last month City won four of their five league fixtures, with their only dropped coming from a 1-1 draw at Leeds United on Boxing day. Chairman of the awards panel, Chris Kamara, commented: "The fact that this is Nigel Pearson's second award of the season, having also picking up the accolade back in August, underlines just how well Leicester have done in the first half of the campaign. "When Nigel became Foxes manager in the summer there was a lot of pressure on him to ensure the club bounced straight back to the Championship. "Their results in December mean they are firmly on course to achieve this."

Source: ESA