Leicester City man working hard for Premier League place

Foxes midfielder Andy King knows that working hard is the only way to keep his Premier League place.

The 25-year old, who moved to Leicester as a 15-year old having been released from Chelsea’s academy, is the only current Fox who played a part in their League One title winning season of 2008/09.

The Welsh international has made 280 league appearances for the Foxes since making his debut, and his first start in the Premier League was an impressive moment for the midfielder. Playing the full 90 minutes in the opening day 2-2 draw with Everton, King recorded a pass completion rate of 96% - an incredible statistic for the former third tier midfielder.

Despite his good start to the season, King knows that his place is always under threat, with promotion to the top flight meaning more players want to move to the King Power Stadium.

Speaking to lcfc.com, King revealed that he is working as hard as he can to guarantee his first-team spot.

The 25-capped Welshman said: “It gets stronger every year and now we’re in the Premier League – the budget to sign players is bigger, the pool from the Club’s point of view to in order to get the top players is bigger as well.

“There’s going to be hundreds and thousands of players who want to come and play for this football club, none more so than myself.

“I’ve just got to make sure that I’m working hard and playing well in order to try and keep my place in that team.”

Despite his young age, King is one of the senior members of the playing squad, and he appreciates that both youth and experience are needed to guarantee Premier League survival.

“We’ve got a lot of good young players in that squad but we’ve also got experience and it’s important that the experienced players help the young ones, no more so than this season where there’s going to be ups and downs.

“It’s a tough league, probably the toughest in the world, but we know we’re equipped enough with the squad.

“If we play well and all stick together we can definitely be successful this year.”

Foxes fans will be delighted to hear that the mood in the squad is positive, with success on the players minds. All that is left to do now, is to achieve that success.

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