Danny Simpson hails Foxes’ spirit


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Danny Simpson feels there is a special atmosphere among the Leicester players and staff that has contributed to their success over the past few years.

The 31-year-old has been at the club since 2014 and was part of the squad that won the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri in the 2015-16 campaign.

While that amazing feat is unlikely ever to be repeated, the Foxes are now an established top-flight team and sit seventh in the table having beaten Chelsea and Manchester City in their last two outings.

They have had to deal with the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha this term and emerged as a stronger unit pushing for a top-six berth.

Players have come and gone in the past four seasons and Simpson will be out of contract at the end of the campaign, but the right-back hopes to extend his stay as he knows that those who have departed will never again experience the camaraderie of being a Leicester player.

“They miss what we have got here. Everything that’s been built here over the last seven or eight years, probably since Vichai came,” he said.

“I’ve played for a lot of clubs and it’s not always like this. The bond we’ve got in the dressing room – it’s not always like that at clubs.”

Simpson has made only three top-flight appearances in 2018-19 but will be in contention to face Cardiff City at King Power Stadium on Saturday having played the last 20 minutes against the Citizens.

The pressure has now been eased on manager Claude Puel and the Frenchman’s side can be backed at 1.57 to take all three points while the Bluebirds are on offer at 6.50 and the draw is 4.00.

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