Liam Moore explains why he's glad to be back in Leicester City training

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The defender was linked with a move to Leeds United earlier in the summer, but is currently working on his fitness at the Foxes' training camp in Austria.

Leicester City defender Liam Moore has told the club website how happy he is to be back training with his club mates after what has been a busy summer.

With Nigel Pearson now departed and former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri at the helm, the onus is on the Leicester players to make an impression ahead of the new season, and the youngster's heavy summer schedule means he is ahead of many of the players when it comes to fitness, even if he has had to forsake some rest.

Moore has had a mixed few months in 2015, which included a short spell in the Championship with Brentford towards the end of the season.

The 22-year-old was then involved with the England Under-21's ill-fated European Championship tournament in Czech Republic, starting the first two matches against Portugal and Sweden.

“I had the Euros with England Under-21s and although my summer finished really late, it’s great to be back in amongst all the lads and come back with a good baseline fitness," he told the Foxes site.

“I can come back in and crack on. I was advised to take it easy but I thought it was really important to get involved.”

Moore said that the European Championships were great experience for a young player such as himself, despite the disappointment of how he and his teammates got on.

“You’re away with the lads for a long period of time and the preparation is first class," Moore added. "You play with some really good players.

“It didn’t really work out the way we wanted it to as we saw ourselves going far in the tournament, but the experience will stand me in good stead for the season.”

The defender may well have been disappointed with how his domestic season finished too, after a what had been a strong beginning to the campaign that saw him start the first nine Premier League matches.

The homegrown youngster's future at the Foxes had been uncertain after he was linked with a possible loan move to Leeds United by the Yorkshire Evening Post in June, given the defensive strengthening Leicester were undergoing.

This summer Robert Huth has signed permanently at the King Power stadium, while Christian Fuchs also arrived from Schalke, likely making minutes even harder to come by for the England Under-21 international.

Whatever the next season holds for Moore, he is clearly eager to keep moving forward.

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