Wes Morgan

Morgan: A Key Period

Wes Morgan believes December will be an important month for Leicester City, as they prepare to continue their Premier League campaign at Newcastle United on Saturday.
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- December will be a crucial month for Leicester City, according to skipper Wes Morgan
- The Foxes contest seven Premier League games during that period, with Newcastle United next up on Saturday (5:30pm kick-off)
- Morgan believes a positive start at St. James’ Park will be hugely important for his side

For the evening kick-off, the Foxes head to St. James’ Park in search of a third consecutive victory in England’s top flight.  

Morgan has helped City win all four of their previous four encounters with the Magpies, scoring once and recording four shutouts in the process.

Ahead of a crucial spell of games for Claude Puel’s men, Morgan believes that if his side continue to pick up results, it’ll stand them in good stead for the rest of the campaign.

“We’re going into a very busy period,” Morgan said ahead of the clash. “December is a key month for a lot of teams. If we can pick more wins than losses, it fires you right up the table.

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Morgan Previews Newcastle Trip

Wes Morgan sat down with LCFC TV prior to Saturday's Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

“We’ve picked up some momentum going into this period and hopefully we can continue that through this month to get right into the top half of the table.”

In their previous six encounters against Newcastle, City have conceded on just one occasion and with a clean sheet against Burnley last time out, Morgan knows an early goal could have a significant bearing on the outcome of the game.  

He continued: “In general, you try and defend and you don’t want to concede at any point. It’s good that we seem to defend against Newcastle, especially away, because that’s when they’re at their strongest. Throughout the years, we’ve always done well up there.

“They’re a team that if they get a goal, that gives them confidence and they’ll try and build on that.

“We’ve seen signs of that in the earlier part of the season and that’s something we have to be aware of. If we can keep them quiet in the first 20 minutes, I’m sure we’ll do well.”

While the Foxes have collected seven points from a possible nine in their last three games, Morgan believes there’s still plenty more to come from the 2015/16 Premier League champions.

“Looking back at the West Ham game, we think we could have come away with more points,” reflected the skipper. “Since then, Tottenham was a fantastic result and Burnley was a good result – those teams aren’t easy to beat.

“The key point is that we created opportunities and we looked dangerous on the counter attack especially.

“We’re still working hard in training and we’re still making sure we’re trying to be clinical in certain areas of the field. As soon as we get that edge to our game, I’m sure we’ll be more of a threat.”

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