Leicester City captain Wes Morgan's response when asked if winning the league would better Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest achievements

Brian Clough

Will Leicester outdo their East Midlands rivals with a title win?

Leicester City's incredible season has seen them go to the top of the Premier League and with just a handful of games now left in the season there is genuine belief that they might pull off a miracle - and win the title.

Such is the magnitude of Leicester's achievements many a pundit and fan has been trying to compare it to what Brian Clough managed to pull off at East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

Clough took Forest to the old First Division title in 1978 and followed that up with two consecutive European Cup wins and is an immortal club legend at the City Ground.

One man at Leicester who knows that all too well will be Wes Morgan. He spent a decade at Forest and is currently leading Leicester City to their unlikely Premier League title tilt.

This week he was asked if Leicester winning the Premier League would be equal to the achievement of Clough by BBC Leicester Sport (19/02/2016) to which he replied:

"Brian Clough is a legend in his own right. What he achieved was unbelievable and he did some really amazing things for Nottingham Forest.

"You can't take that away from him. Leicester, we are just trying to write our own legacy and write our own story. Put our names in the history books ourselves.

"I think it is hard to compare them both, we just want to write our own names in the history books."

Of course the comparison is clear but hard to make. In fact many would say that Leicester winning the Premier League now would surpass the achievements of Forest under Clough - because of the money and multi-national talent plunged into the English game these days.

Regardless, Leicester will just be hoping to create their little piece of history at the end of the season.

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