Pearson: We were too safe

Bearing in mind their position at the foot of the table, it was a match Leicester desperately needed to win, but Pearson felt they did not take enough risks.

The hosts only really got on top in the last 20 minutes, after Hull???s Tom Huddlestone had been sent off, but they could not get the breakthrough and the visitors created the better chances.

Leicester remain seven points from safety and have just 10 games left in which to try to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

Asked for his verdict on the match, Pearson said: ???Disappointing, result and performance-wise, because it was a game which we needed to win and I don???t think we really, in the attacking sense, committed enough to doing that. I think we were a bit too safe.

???I would like to have seen us put the ball at risk a bit more in the opponents’ half. We didn???t do that, for whatever reason today, so that is probably the biggest disappointment.

???From Hull???s perspective, I am sure they are pretty pleased with a point because it keeps the distance between the two sides what it was before we started. All in all, we didn???t really create enough.???

Looking towards the rest of the season, Pearson added: “We’ve got 10 games left, six at home, and we probably need to win five. Today’s game shows how tough it can be.

“We are in the same sort of position as before. We have six games at home, so our home form has to be drastically improved to give us the best chance.

“Today, I think the players expected to get three points, so it is disappointing to come away with one.”