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A Big Opportunity For Us, Says Justin

Asserting dominance from the offset in Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Third Round duel with Stoke City will be essential to Leicester City's chances of success, says in-form full-back James Justin.
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- Leicester City tackle Stoke City at bet365 Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday (3pm kick-off)
- The third round tie in Staffordshire will be City's maiden outing in the historic competition this term
- Defender James Justin is optimistic about the Foxes' chances against Michael O'Neill's Potters
- However, the England Under-21s star is aware of the quality in the Sky Bet Championship side's squad

The 22-year-old former Luton Town defender leads the way for the Foxes in terms of appearances in all competitions in 2020/21, starring on 23 occasions for Brendan Rodgers' men.

His superlative performances for City this term have contributed to an encouraging start to the campaign, with Leicester sat third in the Premier League and into the UEFA Europa League's latter stages.

Ahead of a landmark date in the English football calendar, as Premier League and Sky Bet Championship clubs join the competition, Justin is excited by the nature of the challenge at bet365 Stadium.

I know it’s against a top team in Stoke, but hopefully we’ll get the job done. We’ll be looking to attacking from the offset really.

James Justin LCFC TV

"It’s going to be a great day," the England Under-21s international told LCFC TV at the Club's Seagrave training ground. "I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully we can get through to the next round.

"I know it’s against a top team in Stoke, but hopefully we’ll get the job done. We’ll be looking to attack from the offset really.

"[We need to] assert our dominance in the game, but we know they’re a good side, so we’ve got to respect them as well."

Rodgers' side have lost just one game in eight in all competitions, a period of time which included successes over AEK Athens, Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

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While satisfied with that promising form, Justin says the Foxes are determined to do all they can to ensure they remain in the hunt for a maiden FA Cup crown.

"We’re on a decent run of form," he continued. "Obviously, we could have picked up a few more points here and there, but overall, we’re satisfied with where we are at the moment.

"For the players and the staff, the FA Cup’s such a big opportunity for us to get some silverware and we’ll be looking to do that."

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