Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Dewsbury-Hall: Be On The Front Foot

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has called upon Leicester City's players to create history in Monday's East Midlands grudge match with Nottingham Forest.
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- Leicester City host Nottingham Forest at King Power Stadium on Monday (8pm kick-off)
- Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall previews the first Forest top-flight encounter since 1999
- The Foxes star says he and his team-mates have a chance to make history
- He also challenges City to rise to the occasion and showcase their talents on Filbert Way

For the first time in 23 years, the Foxes face the Reds in the Premier League, the first-ever top-flight encounter at King Power Stadium. The 2022/23 season, however, hasn't been what either side will have hoped for so far, with each occupying a place in the bottom three. 

Dewsbury-Hall sees Monday's Filbert Way clash as an opportunity for Leicester to reset the momentum of their season against rivals Forest.

"I was only just born when the previous [Premier League] fixture happened," City's No.22 told LCFC TV. "In my lifetime, in the Premier League, I've never known it to happen. As a young lad growing up in Leicestershire, I know how important this derby is to the fans. I've grown up in that environment. 

This is a game where you can create a bit of history, a bit of folklore in the Football Club, and that's what you crave as a footballer.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

"We've not been able to experience it in the top flight so it'll be a special feeling. This is a game where you can create a bit of history, a bit of folklore in the Football Club, and that's what you crave as a footballer. You want to have your name etched in history."

The Shepshed-raised midfielder knows all too well that the game will be a tense on Filbert Way - and he can't wait for the challenge.

We've got a really, really good squad and we need to show that now. We want to just, from minute one, be on the front foot, not let the opposition team in for a minute.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

"It's a massive game, everybody knows that, and it's going to be fiery," Dewsbury-Hall added. "There's going to be heart-on-your-sleeve moments. I'm definitely looking forward to it, I'm chomping at the bit to get going. 

"It's a big jump up [to the Premier League] and we know we've got the players to [win]. We've got a really, really good squad and we need to show that now. We want to just, from minute one, be on the front foot, not let the opposition team in for a minute.

"Hopefully that will contribute to us getting three points which, at the moment, would be a massive thing."

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