Q&A With Leicester City

  • November 06, 2012 | By Robert Hurst
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Ahead of Tuesday's game between Bolton and Leicester City, we have got the views of a Foxes supporter.

Following victory over Cardiff City on Saturday, Wanderers will be looking to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this season when Nigel Pearson brings his side to the Reebok Stadium.

Another three points would almost certainly move Dougie Freedman's men into the top half of the Championship.

In this latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to lcfc_amie from Leicester website foxestalk.co.uk, who gives us their opinions on Matt Mills, Dougie Freedman and both sides chances of promotion to the Premier League.

Q: Leicester currently sit in 4th place in the Championship. How has your season been so far?

​A: We've not had the results that most of our performances have deserved. The five game winning/six game unbeaten run took us to the top of the league and now losing two in a row has took us back down to 4th.

I'm still happy with that position. As long as we're in and around the play-offs and challenging for the automatic promotion places, I'll be happy.

Q: Is promotion a realistic possibility this season under Nigel Pearson?

A: ​Definitely! I'm a massive Nigel Pearson fan and believe he's one of the best managers outside of the Premier League.

Hopefully we'll be around the top of the table in January and that will allow us to strengthen more for a last push.

I think we also need a couple of loans in the next couple of weeks - a striker and a defender.

Q: Matt Mills swapped the King Power Stadium for the Reebok Stadium in the summer. Did you rate him as a player and were you sad to see him go?

A: When he was here, I always hoped that he would improve. Apart from a few man of the match performances - mainly when we were on TV - he was a complete failure here.

He had a massive ego, which didn't help him and led to him falling out with Pearson. He was never going to play for us again, so I was happy to see him gone for a decent fee.

Enjoy his hoofing.

Q: Bolton's new manager, Dougie Freedman, took charge of his first game on Saturday when the Wanderers beat Cardiff 2-1. Do you rate Freedman as a manager and do you think that this is a good move for him?

A: ​I honestly don't know that much about him, but he did well at Palace with limited funds. On that basis, I think he's a decent appointment for you.

Q: David Nugent is currently your top goalscorer, with 6 goals. Who else is likely to be a danger to the Bolton goal on Tuesday?

A: Anthony Knockaert is a tricky winger/attacking midfielder/striker, who has no ends of tricks and flicks up his sleeve and has a good shot on him, too.

He's off form at the minute, but if he finds his form then Ben Marshall. Andy King's late runs always cause teams problems and, if he's fit, Jamie Vardy's workrate sometimes causes problems.

Q: Which Bolton player do you think Nigel Pearson will be earmarking as a potential threat to his team?

A: ​I've not seen Bolton play yet this season, but from his loan spell with us in League 1, Mark Davies.

Pearson will know all about him and hopefully know how to take him out of the game.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be at the Reebok on Tuesday evening?

A: I don't like predicting scores, but after 2 defeats in a row, I think we'll bounce back. I'm hoping we'll snatch a 2-1 win.

Burnden Aces would like to thank lcfc_amie for volunteering to answer our questions. You can view more from the Foxes supporters by checking out our Q&A thread at foxestalk.co.uk.

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