Sky Sports pundit backs Leicester ace Jamie Vardy to break all-time scoring record

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Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy is in the form of his life.

Former Leicester City player Steve Walsh has backed striker Jamie Vardy to eclipse Jimmy Dunne’s all-time record of scoring at least once in 12 consecutive top-flight matches, Sky Sports report.

Vardy’s latest strike in the Foxes’ 3-0 win at Newcastle United tied him alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy as the only player to ever score at least once in 10 successive Premier League matches.

With Sheffield United hero Jimmy Dunne’s all-time record of 12 games in his sight, Walsh is backing Vardy to eclipse that feat and write his name in the history books.

"I think he can [beat Dunne's record]," Walsh told Sky Sports News HQ. "He scored against Man Utd last year and don't forget we won 5-3 against them at the King Power Stadium last year so the confidence is there.

"Vardy is just unstoppable at the minute. He deserves it. He's in terrific form, he's a nuisance and he's really quick. I think the players around him are better than last season as well. I think we have added cutely to our squad."

Ironically, Vardy has the opportunity to break Van Nistelrooy’s ten-game record when his side face the Dutchman’s former Manchester United at the King Power Stadium next weekend.

It kick stats a difficult run of games for Leicester, what with trips to Everton and Liverpool on the horizon as well as games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Leicester currently top the Premier League table and are four points clear of Tottenham in fifth. These upcoming games will give a better indication of their top four aspirations.

As for Vardy, he would no doubt trade all of his goals for the chance of Champions League football with Leicester next season but to get there they will need him to continue his superb form in-front of goal.

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