Foxes determination overpowers Scunthorpe’s iron will.

A two –goal salvo from Portuguese defender Miguel Vitor helped Leicester to a 3-0 victory at an unwelcoming Glandford Park. The third from Kyle Naughton sealed a first win in five for The Foxes.

After asking for more energy and aggression from his players, Eriksson’s men emerged victorious from a hard fought encounter against Scunthorpe.

The Iron proved to be as tough as their nickname but The Foxes were undeterred and won the intense midfield showdown.

“What I’m most pleased about today is that we stood up in battle,” Eriksson told “Especially in the middle of the park where we won a lot of second balls and pressed them.”

With a couple of defenders absent through injury Leicester could have been vulnerable to a side who have recently beaten Swansea and Forest but a clean sheet earned the manager’s praise. “We deserved to win, we played as well as it is possible to play on this pitch and we were very solid defensively.”

Leicester are now 10th in the Championship five points from a play-off place with nine games to go. Three are against promotion rivals and four against mid-table teams, a fixture list that gives hope to finishing in the top six. After all taking points from your rivals and beating teams with nothing to aim for is about as good as it gets when you’re in the position Leicester are.

“It’s down to us. If we continue to show the same spirit in the rest of our games then I think we have a chance,” said Eriksson, still keeping the focus on his own team and showing confidence in his players, a sign of good management.

It’s an anxious time for Leicester City as the numbers of teams chasing the play-off places increases week by week. Recent performances have not garnered the points to break the top six but the win at Glandford Park could be the start of another great run.

More good news for Foxes fans in the shape of Paul Gallagher, who has signed a new deal keeping him at the Walker Stadium until 2015. The 24 year-old Glaswegian has become a key man under Eriksson, scoring nine goals this season.

Andy King and Ritchie Wellens have also been offered new terms. Eriksson told the Leicester Mercury: “I hope they sign new deals later this week. I think the club should do whatever they can to keep them because they have been key players for us, scoring goals and playing good football.”

BBC Radio Leicester have reported that Eriksson is looking to further aid the Foxes promotion push by bringing in a star loan signing. The former England boss was not prepared to reveal his target but told the station he was chasing a big player.


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