Wes Morgan

Morgan Proud Of Maguire Partnership

Leicester City's Wes Morgan says his partnership with Harry Maguire is going from strength-to-strength at the heart of the Foxes’ defence.
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- Wes Morgan talks to LCFC TV ahead of the trip to Newcastle United on Saturday (5:30pm kick-off)
- The Foxes are hoping to secure their third successive Premier League victory this weekend
- Morgan reveals his delight to be playing alongside England international Harry Maguire
- City's skipper also backs Jamie Vardy to become the Club's first 50-goal Premier League striker 

Claude Puel's men have concluded preparations for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle United in a buoyant mood after successive Premier League wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.

One of the hallmarks of City’s form has been the formidable relationship forged between Morgan and England international Maguire at the back, something the 33-year-old takes great pride in.

“He’s been fantastic and I’ve said that on many occasions,” he told LCFC TV at Belvoir Drive this week. “I’m a big admirer of him. He’s come into our team and you can see that he is full of confidence.

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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.

“I think he’s really grown since he’s been here. You can see how he drives out with the ball to try and start play. He takes the ball under pressure and that just shows the confidence he has. He’s a young player still and he’s made that step up to England, which is fantastic. He’s got a big, bright future.”

Another player to impress this term is Maguire’s Three Lions colleague, Jamie Vardy. The 30-year-old striker is closing in on his 50th Premier League goal, a feat no Foxes player has yet achieved.

[Vardy has] scored so many goals and he does like scoring against Newcastle. He equalled the record [at St James’ Park] if I remember correctly, and it’ll be fitting if he got his 50th goal there as well.

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Since joining the Club in the summer of 2012, Vardy has been ever-present, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 11-game consecutive top-flight scoring record in 2015/16.

That campaign will forever be etched into City’s history, with Vardy’s 24-goal haul helping the Club lift the Premier League title against all the odds.

While Vardy ultimately broke the record during a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at King Power Stadium, he matched it in a 3-0 success for Leicester at Newcastle in November 2015.

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“He’s been fantastic for Leicester since he joined us,” Morgan said of Vardy, who has already netted on seven occasions this season.

“He’s scored so many goals and he does like scoring against Newcastle. He equalled the record [at St James’ Park] if I remember correctly, and it’ll be fitting if he got his 50th goal there as well.”

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