Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Sven: Vassell can put big-spenders to sword

Sven: Vassell can put big-spenders to sword

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has backed in-form striker Darius Vassell to cause problems against his former side when Manchester City visit the Walkers Stadium on Sunday.

Vassell has found the net twice in as many matches, and has impressed while leading the City line in recent matches.

Eriksson managed the former England man during his spell in charge of Leicester's FA Cup opponents, and says the striker hasn't lost any ability since.

"When he signed for us he hadn't trained at all, but now he is 100 per cent fit and showing good form," Eriksson said.

"He is as good today as he was at Manchester City. He hasn't lost his pace. He is not tall but very strong and when he gets the ball and turns things happen around him.

"It is not easy to play against him because you never know what is going to happen.

"He is strong and quick. He can keep the ball but he is even better when he spins and can run in behind, he is very good at that."

Vassell spent four years at Manchester City from 2005-09, but was eventually deemed surplus to requirements when the club began its major overhaul.

Eriksson conceded that a back problem was troubling the 30-year-old, however, and has admitted that the issue must be sorted sooner rather than later.

"He has some back problems every now and then and if you had asked me on Sunday if he was a doubt to play against Swansea I would have said yes," he said.

"He was doubtful even for Hull. He could hardly walk after leaving training before that game. It has to be sorted sooner rather than later."

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:JBFox
Date:Thursday January 6 2011
Time: 11:05AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Musa Confirms Leicester Talks

Ahmed Musa, Luis Hernandez and Wissam Ben Yedder speculation for the weekend.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Leicester

Should Leicester City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Leicester Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Kramaric Completes Hoffenheim Move

Former record signing Andrej Kramaric has now completed his expected permanent transfer to German side Hoffenheim.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel47%
Simpson0%
Wasilewski5%
Morgan5%
Fuchs2%
Drinkwater17%
Kante5%
Mahrez5%
King5%
Gray2%
Vardy5%
Sub - Okazaki0%
Sub - Schlupp0%
Sub - Albrighton2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SvensAmbition4