Leicester forward Jamie Vardy eyes return to goalscoring form


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Leicester forward Jamie Vardy hopes his goal for England during the international break can help kick-start a return to goalscoring form.

The 29-year-old’s second-half header during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Spain was his first goal in 15 matches for club or country, with his last strike coming in the Foxes’ 4-1 defeat to Liverpool on September 10.

The forward scored 24 Premier League goals last season, as the Foxes claimed overall glory in the top-flight, but he has struggled to replicate that form this term, scoring just two league goals.

The 2015-16 Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year now hopes his goal for the Three Lions can kick-start a return to goalscoring form at club level.

“It does give you a boost but it’s up to me to make sure that continues now and I start netting on a regular basis,” Vardy told Omnisport.

“Hopefully that goal against Spain will be the one that kick starts it.” Leicester are currently 14th in Premier League standings and they are without a win in their last three top-flight games following their 2-1 defeat to West Brom before the international break, and Vardy is keen for his side to bounce back from that loss in their next match, a clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

“We had a disappointing result in the last game but we know we need to bounce back and we’ll be trying our utmost to do that this weekend,” the former Fleetwood man added.

“We know it’s going to be tough, every single game is in this league – there’s no easy games.”

Claudio Ranieri’s men are available at 2.70 win the match, while the Hornets are priced at 2.80 and the draw is on offer at 3.20.

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