Leicester City fans the energy behind title push says Troy Deeney

Watford striker Troy Deeney believes the support of the Leicester City fans will see them lift the Premier League title this season.

Leicester City’s supporters will energise the players to achieve an unprecedented Premier League title success, according to Watford attacker Troy Deeney.

The Foxes have turned the top-flight on its head this term with an astonishing mount on the title.

12 months ago Leicester were seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the table but now stand seven points clear at the summit following an extraordinary campaign.

Manager Claudio Ranieri took over from Nigel Pearson in July with the club listed at 5000-1 with bookmakers to win the league.

However, the East Midlands outfit are now currently favourites to claim their maiden top-flight title with six games still to play.

Much of their success this season has come about due to the inspired combination play of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, but Hornets striker Deeney feels the club’s supporters must take credit for their unshakeable enthusiasm.

"The support that Leicester get at the King Power Stadium is the kind of thing that will help them get over the line,” he told the BBC.

"If the team is nervy, like they were at the back end of Sunday's game (against Southampton), then their fans are not stupid - they realised their team needed them and raised the noise levels again.

"Part of that is down to the thousands of cardboard clappers the club leave out on the seats for fans before games.”

He added: “I don't want to sound too critical, but a lot of fans at some grounds I go to have got cameras in their hands, taking pictures of anything rather than generating any atmosphere during the game.

"At Leicester, it was all about getting behind their team."

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