OH Leuven insiders deny claims selection policy has been influenced by their Thai owners.
HLN says the appearance of Thai goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan in place of Nick Gillekens for the game with Roeselare was on the orders of the club's owners.
However, OHL deny Pearson is being told who to select.
"The selection of the team is the responsibility of the manager Nigel Pearson and all decisions on this matter are taken by him in good conscience," said the club.
OHL lost 2-1 on the day, with Thamsatchanan impressing in the defeat.
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