Nigel Pearson turns to his ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss Howard Wilkinson for advice

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Nigel Pearson has revealed he has turned to former manager Howard Wilkinson to help Leicester’s survival bid.

The Foxes boss has taken advice from Wilkinson, who he played under at Sheffield Wednesday, as Leicester battle the drop.

Howard Wilkinson taking a training session of the Owls U15/16's at the clubs Academy at Middlewood Road training ground

Howard Wilkinson taking a training session of the Owls U15/16's at the clubs Academy at Middlewood Road training ground

They host Swansea on Saturday looking for a third straight win and will escape the drop zone for the first time since November if Burnley fail to win at Everton and they beat Swansea by three goals.

Pearson has come under the spotlight this season after a foul-mouthed spat with a fan and a bizarre touchline altercation with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur.

Wilkinson had been a mentor for Pearson before this season and he has spoken to the ex-England caretaker manager for advice.

Pearson said: “On a professional level I have one or two people I speak to if there’s something I need a bit of feedback on. Howard Wilkinson is one.

Nigel Pearson, Sheffield Wednesday on the Town Hall balcony with the League Cup

Nigel Pearson, Sheffield Wednesday on the Town Hall balcony with the League Cup

“I have a lot of respect for people I have worked with. I have friends and family I speak to, my wife remains a very important person for me in terms of getting a balanced view on life.

“I have a lot of very good friends and colleagues at Leicester and the good thing about how we work is we’re all doing a job in preparing the players but the coaches do stretch themselves as well.”

Howard Wilkinson

Howard Wilkinson

Nigel Pearson Sheffield Wednesday v Spurs 1988

Nigel Pearson Sheffield Wednesday v Spurs 1988