Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Caulker relishing Yakubu battle

Caulker relishing Yakubu battle

Bristol City's on-loan centre-back Steven Caulker has insisted he is ready to stop Yakubu in his tracks when the Robins travel to the Walkers Stadium tomorrow evening.

Caulker has spent the majority of the campaign at City on loan from Tottenham, and is eager to impress with a strong outing against Leicester's powerful Nigerian.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge," the 19-year-old said.

"I've always said I'm happy to test myself against the best and Yakubu is a real class act. It's not something I'm going to shy away from or be frightened of.

"In fact, I look upon it as a great chance to show people what I can do."

Caulker will line up against fellow Tottenham loanee Kyle Naughton, who has shone in a Foxes shirt since his arrival from White Hart Lane.

Tottenham representatives are likely to be attending the game with the duo performing, and both will be hungry to catch the eye ahead of the summer.

Yakubu hit a superb opener in City's 2-0 win over Derby at Pride Park last Saturday, and will be looking to hit the goal trail once again to help the Foxes to a seventh win in eight.

But Caulker believes he has planned for the striker's daunting presence, saying: "I saw his goal on television and it was impressive to say the least. I've watched Yakubu play in the Premier League many times and his quality is there for all to see.

"If you let him roll you and turn you, then you are in trouble and his physical strength is probably his greatest attribute.

"I think the secret of doing well against him is to keep tight to him and not let him get the ball and settle in the first place. That's what Liam Fontaine and I will be trying to do."



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

Writer:JBFox
Date:Thursday February 17 2011
Time: 3:55PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

A Leicester XI To Visit Chesterfield

Leicester City have today confirmed that a Leicester XI side will travel to Chesterfield in the pre season build up to 2016/17.

Liverpool Midfielder Interests Ranieri?

It's being reported that Leicester City have joined Swansea City in the race for Liverpool's Joe Allen.

Nice Midfielder Move Nears

Leicester City's reported move for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has taken another step closer to happening with the player visiting the training ground for a tour.

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
Schmeichel41%
Simpson1%
Wasilewski3%
Morgan2%
Fuchs2%
Drinkwater25%
Kante6%
Mahrez6%
King2%
Gray3%
Vardy6%
Sub - Okazaki1%
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.benlcfc1