Marc Albrighton praises big change Claudio Ranieri has made at Leicester City

Leicester City are currently in third place in the Premier League table.

Marc Albrighton has told Leicester City’s official site that the fact the players all arrive earlier on a match-day has been a big positive change that Claudio Ranieri has made.

Leicester’s players all meet a considerable time before kick-off on a match-day, and they eat and prepare together.

This has been a noticeable difference from last season, when the Foxes players were handed more freedom to decide when they arrived at the King Power Stadium before kick-off.

And Albrighton said: “Basically we meet in here on the morning of a game at half 11 and we go straight through for food and have a big pre-match meal.

“It’s a big change. Last season it was pretty much a case of turning up at half one, the team got named and out you went for your warm up. So I think this brings you together more.

“I know there was a group of us last year that went to the training ground for pre-match but I think this is the better way to do things. You’re together as a group from early in the morning and you’re chatting about the game.

“Basically I just think it’s better to be together on the day of a game. It suits me and I presume it suits a lot of the lads because it’s working well.”

Leicester’s increased camaraderie has been highlighted on the pitch this season, where their results have been hugely impressive.

The Foxes have regularly came from behind in matches to pick up victories, and they have made a very strong start.

Ranieri has led Leicester into third place in the Premier League table, and their good form has showed no signs of slowing.

Leicester have got forward with menace and creativity, and they will be hoping to keep their impressive run of results going for as long as possible, after the international break.

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