- Leicester City report back for pre-season training at Belvoir Drive on Monday morning
- The Foxes started preparations for the 2018/19 campaign with fitness and conditioning work
- New signings Jonny Evans and James Maddison were both in attendance
- City's international stars will report back for training later this month
A sun-drenched Belvoir Drive was the setting as preparations began for an exciting pre-season schedule, during which the Foxes will face Notts County (A), Valencia CF (H) and Lille OSC (A).
Summer signings Jonny Evans and James Maddison were among the contingent from Claude Puel’s seniors, while fellow new boy Ricardo Pereira – and the Club’s other international representatives – will link up with their City team-mates later this month.
After a light morning session in the gym, the squad moved onto the dome, where the gruelling fitness testing began, under the watchful eye of Puel and new Assistant Manager Jacques Bonnevay – as well as senior coaching team Pascal Plancque, Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler.
Pre-Season Training Gets Underway
Leicester City's senior and youth players returned to Belvoir Drive for pre-season training on Monday morning...
All age groups moved to the outdoor pitches on Monday afternoon for more fitness and conditioning work before getting their first taste of action with the ball at the feet later in the day.
Later this week, Puel will take his squad to his homeland for a six-day training camp in Évian-les-Bains, ahead of their maiden friendly fixture at Notts County on Saturday 21 July (3pm BST kick-off).
A return to King Power Stadium will see City tackle Spanish outfit Valencia on Wednesday 1 August (7:45pm BST kick-off) before a clash with Lille OSC at the 50,000-capacity Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday 4 August (5pm BST kick-off).
Then, on Saturday 11 August, Leicester's Premier League curtain-raiser at Manchester United provides a fascinating first encounter of the 2018/19 season (3pm BST kick-off).
New Season Excites Evans
New Leicester City defender Jonny Evans caught up with LCFC TV at Belvoir Drive.
Confirmed Pre-Season Schedule:
Notts County vs. Leicester City
Saturday 21 July, 2018 (KO 3pm)
Leicester City vs. Valencia CF
Wednesday 1 August, 2018 (KO 7:45pm)
Lille OSC vs. Leicester City
Saturday 4 August, 2018 (KO 5pm BST)
All fixtures subject to change
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