Jamie Vardy

Foxes Report Back As Pre-Season Schedule Begins

Leicester City’s preparations for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign began on Monday as a number of players reported back for pre-season testing and training at LCFC Training Ground.
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- Leicester City’s pre-season schedule began at LCFC Training Ground on Monday
- The Foxes reported back for testing and then trained in the afternoon 
- Harvey Barnes and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall were both on media duty after the summer break

It will be the Foxes’ first full season based at the Seagrave complex following their move from Belvoir Drive in December 2020, and spirits were high as the Club’s stars arrived in north Leicestershire following the summer break.

Their detailed schedule begins this week, while their pre-season fixture calendar will see them face Burton Albion, Wycombe Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers later this month, before they take on Manchester City in the FA Community Shield in early August.

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Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes spoke to LCFC TV upon returning to LCFC Training Ground following the summer break.

That match is followed by their Premier League opener versus Wolverhampton Wanderers at King Power Stadium, where their eighth-straight campaign in England’s top tier gets underway on Saturday 14 August.

Discussing his return to training, Academy graduate Harvey Barnes told LCFC TV: “The back end of last year was a frustrating period where I was trying to get myself back fit. I was watching on from the sidelines and couldn't really do a lot.

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Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi

The Nigeria international participates in a gym session in Seagrave.

"Over the summer, I've been in a lot for rehab, just trying to get back to 100 per cent again. Even though I've been at the training ground a lot, it's been good to see everyone's face today and have some company. It's been really good."

After their maiden testing and training session, City’s stars will enjoy a full week in Seagrave, as they aim to build up a base level of fitness prior to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.

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Çağlar Söyüncü
Çağlar Söyüncü

Çağlar Söyüncü rehydrates after fitness testing in the King Power Centre at LCFC Training Ground.

Eager to impress after a fine loan spell at Championship outfit Luton Town last campaign, fellow Academy star Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall said: “I enjoyed it, I managed to have a good rest and recharge and managed to come back for pre-season in good shape. I'm ready to get straight into it now and kick on.

"I was really proud of what I did at Luton. That was the plan, for me to go out and have a full season in a really good league. I did everything there that I planned to do in my head, and I was just happy to carry that out so everyone could see what I can do as a footballer."

Throughout pre-season, LCFC TV will be on hand to document City’s movements, so be sure to stay tuned across the next few weeks.

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