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Pearson hails Beckford
Published : 29 Jan 2012 08:16:59
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson called on Jermaine Beckford to transfer his FA Cup goalscoring exploits to the npower Championship after the striker hit both goals in Saturday's 2-0 victory against Swindon.
The striker was on hand to fire home in either half for the the Foxes, who had to rely on a string of fine saves by Kasper Schmeichel to keep the battling Robins at bay. Beckford scored a hat-trick in Leicester's third-round replay win against Nottingham Forest and has now notched 14 goals in 16 appearances in the competition.
But league goals remain hard to come by for the former Leeds and Everton striker, and Pearson said: "We want to see him transfer his goals into the league because the league remains the elusive conundrum in trying to get some consistency."
He added: "We've had two games in the FA Cup and he's scored five goals, so he's okay. In the last two or three games he has improved.
"He's been getting into some good positions and is scoring well."