Wes Morgan

Morgan's Commitment To City's Future

After extending his contract at Leicester City, captain Wes Morgan says everyone is dedicated to the cause of establishing the Football Club as a force in English football.
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The 35-year-old’s seven-season stay at King Power Stadium to date has coincided with the most astonishing period in the Club’s history, including an outstanding Premier League title triumph in 2016.

Following his last-ditch match-winning heroics at Burnley on Saturday, his 13th goal for the Foxes, Morgan has agreed a new one-year extension to his contract on Filbert Way.

Catching up with LCFC TV upon confirmation of the news, one of the most iconic captains in City’s entire history discussed the affection he holds for the Club.

“It means a lot (to sign this deal), we’ve been through so many ups and downs together as a football club,” he said, sat in the media room at City’s Belvoir Drive training ground.

“I’ve been right at the heart of it from the very beginning so to extend my time here means very much to me and I’m glad it got sorted.

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Captain Wes Morgan speaks to LCFC TV about his pride representing the Club after signing a new contract.

“To come away from Burnley with a victory and to score the winning goal... it’s a fantastic feeling and to do that in front of the fans made it extra special.

“It just adds to all the good memories I’ve had at this club and so long may it continue!”

That substitute appearance at Turf Moor was Morgan’s 700th career outing - while it was also his 292nd in a Foxes shirt since the authoritative centre-back signed from Nottingham Forest in January 2012.

Since then, Morgan has kept a staggering 91 cleansheets, lined-up against a total of 150 other captains and is now eighth in Leicester's Premier League top appearance-makers.

“In football, you learn a lot,” he added. “I’m sure when I first started, I was very raw. I had to work on my game.

That’s always been my philosophy: lead by example. If you’re on the pitch, you’re putting your body on the line, you’re putting your head where it hurts, and you’re trying to lead the boys to victory.

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“There’s things that you need to quickly adapt to when you’re playing top teams, or professionally in the first team, you see your weaknesses in your game.

“There was a lot to work on at the beginning of my career and, even at this stage, I’m still learning.

“The new manager’s come in and he’s come with new ideas and a new approach to how we want to play and it’s fantastic.

“There’s still a lot to learn from this manager and hopefully I can still be productive and show what I’m made of on the pitch. I like to play on the field and lead by example.

“That’s always been my philosophy: lead by example. If you’re on the pitch, you’re putting your body on the line, you’re putting your head where it hurts, and you’re trying to lead the boys to victory.

“That’s the kind of captain I’ve been and that’s how I’ll always be.”

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Wes Morgan

Morgan reflects on his time at the Club in far-reaching interview with LCFC TV.

Morgan, who says his strike against FC Sevilla in a UEFA Champions League Last-16 tie is his favourite goal for the Club, says there is plenty for supporters to be excited about concerning City's future ambitions.

As the current Foxes squad adjusts to the techniques of new manager Brendan Rodgers, excitement is building about the potential Leicester now have to write a new chapter in the Club’s history.

“Brendan’s come in and he’s been a breath of fresh air,” Morgan continued. “He’s got fresh ideas, he’s got an identity that he wants us to play with and I can see a very, very bright future for Leicester City.

“We’ve got a lot of young players who have so much potential and even the current players we’ve got, we’ve got so much experience, we’ve been through it all and we can help the younger players to achieve their full potential.

“It’s all about not being individuals, it’s all about everyone collectively chipping in, doing their part, to help the greater cause, which is making Leicester City successful.

“Under Brendan, I have no doubt that we will be successful.”

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