Nigel Pearson is convinced he can lead Leicester City back into the Premier League.

Pearson's predecessor Sven-Goran Eriksson was sacked last month with the club two points off the play-off places, with the Swede having taken City from near the foot of the second tier when he took over and being given in the region of £12million to spend in the summer.

Pearson said: "I'm always confident in my ability and certainly the support staff, I know I'll have the backing of the board and I know how keen they are for the club to be successful.

"It's a big club with huge potential, the missing ingredient at the moment is our status in terms of being in the Premier League."