Claude Puel: We are ready for Burnley


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Leicester City manager Claude Puel says his players are ready to shine as they prepare to take on Burnley at King Power Stadium.

The Foxes have endured an emotional few weeks following the death of the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, as well as two members of his staff, Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, and pilots and partners Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz in a helicopter crash on October 27.

Leicester will play their first game at King Power Stadium since the tragic incident following the 1-1 draw with West Ham.

City returned to action and beat Cardiff 1-0 before flying to Thailand for the funeral, but they have been in light training since Wednesday.

Despite their schedule being disrupted, Puel insists his team are ready to go.

He told reporters: “We cannot make a lot of training sessions but we have a good energy. This journey was good for us. All this togetherness, we showed our positive attitude.

“I saw my players with good maturity, with character – with a lot of soul. All the players show their maturity and strength at these events, we will give a good response together with the support of our fans.

“We did a little session on Wednesday, a light session after the journey. We trained Thursday and have another light session on Friday. It’s not easy to prepare this game but I think our togetherness gives us a good energy and fantastic strength.

“Our spirit and positive attitude and all the support from our fans will be important.”

Puel will be without Harry Maguire and James Maddison due to knee injuries but the Foxes are still 1.44 to win. The draw is 4.33, while Burnley are 7.00 outsiders.

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