X

Wednesday 17
July

Leicester City

Leicester intent on finishing strongly - Rodgers

18th April 2019, 15:12 by James Mason

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says his squad are not thinking too much after the battle for seventh place.

Since Rodgers took over at King Power Stadium on February 26, the Foxes have racked up 12 points from a possible 18 on offer and those results have lifted the club to seventh in the Premier League.

That position is expected to be enough to earn a place in the qualifying rounds for next season's Europa League although there are a number of clubs still involved in the hunt for seventh.

Eighth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers are only behind on goal difference while Everton and Watford, who recently reached the FA Cup final, are just a point behind the 2015/16 English champions.

When asked about the race for seventh, Rodgers says his side are not focusing on this battle and just want to finish the campaign well.

"We're not really thinking about that," he said at a press conference. "We want to finish as high as we can and do our very best. It's important we continue to work and prepare for next season while finishing as strongly as possible."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Leicester City

Leicester City

Maguire exit may not trigger replacement buy

16th July 2019, 16:11

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers may decide against signing a replacement for Harry Maguire if the centre-back leaves this summer.

Leicester City

Rodgers excited for pre-season action

16th July 2019, 10:32

Brendan Rodgers says he is excited for their pre-season test against Scunthorpe and will use the game for tactics as well as fitness.

Leicester City

Mendy on Saint-Etienne radar

15th July 2019, 15:05

Leicester City midfielder Nampalys Mendy is reportedly a summer target for French club Saint-Etienne.

Leicester City

Foxes snub Maguire offer

15th July 2019, 02:34

Manchester United have submitted a 'world record' £80m offer for Harry Maguire, but reports claim Leicester will turn it down.

Leicester City

Maguire unhappy as move is blocked

14th July 2019, 05:10

Harry Maguire is reported to be angry with Leicester after they rejected offers from Manchester United and Manchester City.

Leicester City

Dunk keen for Foxes move - report

12th July 2019, 13:38

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk wants a move to Leicester this summer despite saying he is keen to skipper the Seagulls, reports claim.

Recent Sport Headlines

Aston Villa

Chelsea confirm loan plan for Villa target

16th July 2019, 19:40

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he wants youngster Ethan Ampadu to go out on loan - and Aston Villa are one of the clubs interested.

Rugby Union

Day agrees USA move

16th July 2019, 19:37

Saracens lock Dominic Day is to join Major League Rugby team San Diego Legion in the USA.

Tottenham Hotspur

Lamela revelling in Spurs' role

16th July 2019, 19:29

Erik Lamela says part of his role at Tottenham these days is to help the younger players as he continues to prepare for the new season.

Nottingham Forest

Adomah - We can compete

16th July 2019, 19:11

New Nottingham Forest midfielder Adam Adomah believes his team can achieve promotion to the Premier League this season.

Burnley

Rodriguez and Wood score in friendly win

16th July 2019, 19:03

New signing Jay Rodriguez grabbed a brace and Chris Wood a hat-trick as Burnley beat Accrington 8-0 in a training ground friendly.

West Ham United

West Ham close to completing Haller move

16th July 2019, 19:02

Eintracht Frankfurt have announced forward Sebastien Haller is set to travel to London ahead of a transfer to West Ham United.

Watford

Quina back in training

16th July 2019, 18:27

Watford playmaker Domingos Quina says he is ahead of schedule as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Bournemouth

Boruc happy to see young duo improve

16th July 2019, 18:02

Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc says young duo Mark Travers and Aaron Ramsdale have improved over the last 12 months.