Former Newcastle forward picks out Leicester's two biggest threats

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Former Newcastle United front-man Peter Lovenkrands has identified Jamie Vardy and David Nugent as Leicester City's two biggest threats.

Former Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands has pointed out Jamie Vardy and David Nugent as Leicester City's two biggest threats.

Newcastle face Leicester in a big game for the side, as they look to turn their season around, and Lovenkrands believes that the defence will need to be on top of their game to get a clean-sheet.

The Danish international feels that Vardy and Nugent are a dangerous partnership up-front for the Foxes and singled the pair out for praise today.

"They have Jamie Vardy and David Nugent in there and both are real goalscoring threats," he wrote in the Chronicle. 

"Leicester have a good set-up under Nigel Pearson.

"I felt last year after seeing all of the sides in the Championship that Leicester were worthy winners.

"They are a good side and it will be a tough side to beat."

Leicester have made a good start to the season and they will be hoping to continue their momentum against Newcastle.

The Foxes have adjusted to Premier League football well after promotion and look a side capable of beating the drop. 

Newcastle, meanwhile, may have more relegation concerns. The Magpies are still hunting their first victory of the season and their performances have been short of the quality required.

Although they will go into the game at St. James' Park as favourites, they will have to ensure an improvement is made if they are to get the three points.

And Lovenkrands believes that victory is the only acceptable result for the side, otherwise concerns will grow even greater.

"I think the alarm bells might start ringing a bit if they don’t get that first win," he said. 

"It’s now or never in some ways with tough fixtures coming up. They have been under massive pressure for weeks.

"Now they face a team who have just been promoted, and it’s at St James’ Park so it should be a victory.

"It’s not one you can afford to draw or lose."

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