UK time is: 07:03:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gilbert 'not fit' during City spell

Peter Gilbert blames a protracted transfer and lack of fitness for his failure to hold a first team place at Leicester during his short time at the club.

Speaking on the Yorkshire Post before today's vital Sheffield Wednesday/Leicester City Championship League match, Gilbert said of his brief City experience:

'The transfer took a bit longer than we expected so I was in limbo and missed a lot of the pre-season training. By the time I arrived there was only a week or so to go before the start of the season.

'I played the first four or five games but I wasn't fit and ended up being left out.'

It was clear from the interview that Gilbert didn't like playing reserve team football and was moved on within four months of arriving last summer.

Gilbert (22) is clearly delighted to be re-united with Paul Sturrock because he was in Sturrock's side that won two promotions in three years with the West Country club.

'It does boost your confidence to know the manager has faith in you,' said Gilbert.

And Sturrock himself insisted Gilbert was 'a good signing because he knows how I want the game played.'

'He won't be everyone's cup of tea because offence is the last part of his game. But, defensively he is what I am looking for.'

Gilbert insists he has 'nothing to prove' against Leicester. My time there was 'a disappointment', he said but 'this is a massive club and probably a bigger club than Leicester. I'm glad I've moved on.'








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 14 2006

Time: 11:33AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He sure had the last laugh today.
Fox Cub
Report Abuse
14/01/2006 23:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Leicester Ticket Prices Too High? (Friday March 27 2015)

Hopper Returns From Scunthorpe (Thursday March 26 2015)

Pearson Heads To Peterborough On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)

Nugent - We Believe In Our Attack (Thursday March 26 2015)

Knockaert Set For Summer Move? (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Pearson On Break & Schmeichel Return (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Nugent - It's Not Dropping For Us (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Foxes On International Duty (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28
16. Aston Villa 30 7 7 16 -20 28
17. Sunderland 30 4 14 12 -21 26
18. Burnley 30 5 10 15 -23 25
19. Q.P.R. 30 6 4 20 -23 22
20. Leicester City 29 4 7 18 -21 19

Breaking League News

Has Oscar been playing out of position all along?
Chelsea : 29/03/2015 00:27:01
Foster - Injury Was Stupid
WBA : 28/03/2015 21:06:00
Southampton Tickets Priced Too High?
Southampton : 28/03/2015 20:43:00
Bertrand Gets England Call Up
Southampton : 28/03/2015 20:37:00
Aarons Prepares For Latest Chapter
Newcastle : 28/03/2015 19:10:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Schmeichel 25%
Upson 0%
Morgan 0%
Schlupp 0%
De Laet 0%
Huth 0%
Cambiasso 0%
James 0%
Vardy 75%
Nugent 0%
Ulloa 0%
Sub - Wasilewski 0%
Sub - Mahrez 0%
Sub - King 0%