Robert Huth hoping Premier League experience will help Foxes

Robert Huth

The new Leicester City defender hopes his experience in the league will play a part in helping them avoid the drop.

Robert Huth is hoping his Premier League experience can help Leicester City avoid the drop, according to the league’s official website.

The towering German joined the Foxes on loan from Stoke City for the rest of the season on deadline day of the transfer window, as Nigel Pearson sought to add defensive steel to his side.

Now, Huth, who has made over 240 appearances in the Premier League with Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Stoke, is hoping that his extensive experience in the league will help his new side avoid relegation at the first time of asking.

"There's lots of competition," he said.

"I'm not expecting to walk into the team, I know I've got to prove my worth and hopefully I can do that. I've been around for a few years and played in the Premier League. Sometimes it needs just a calm head on the pitch to maybe calm the players down and hopefully I can help.”

Relegation scrap

The defender has also said that the decision to join the Premier League strugglers was an easy one with him struggling for game time at parent club Stoke City this season.

However, he will be unavailable for Leicester's upcoming game against Crystal Palace as he serves the second game of a two-match suspension, though he in contention to make his debut against Arsenal next Thursday. Nigel Pearson’s side are just three points from 17th-placed Burnley, and Huth is adamant they can avoid the drop.

“Hopefully we can stay up,” he added.

“We all agree that's the main aim for the season, so hopefully we can do that. We all agree that's the main aim for the season, so hopefully we can do that, we just need to stay in touch and make sure we win games."

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