Steve Walsh Blog – 31st August 2013

What a great week for Leicester City Football Club! We now sit joint top of the league with Blackpool and local rivals Forest.  Last weekend we delivered a cracking game against Birmingham with three solid goals from Vardy, King and Nugent. I was glad to see Nugent take the penalty and steal the win for us in the 90th minute. And as for the 2nd round of the Capital Cup against Carlisle, what a belter of a match! Chris Woods delivered a brilliant hat-trick that devastated Carlisle’s defence, and a goal from Dyer and Knockaert proved to be too much for our opponents. I am absolutely buzzing from Leicester’s success over the last week, the lads and Nigel Pearson have more than proved that they are capable of a great season this year.

Leicester has drawn Derby in the third round of the Capital Cup and I can’t think of any other team I’d rather see them play. After playing Derby recently, the lads will have a good idea of how they need to play to beat our long-time rivals! We’ve silenced them once this season and I’m hoping they can be silenced twice more before the end.

The next home game at the King Power Stadium is against my home team, Wigan. I will definitely be backing Leicester on the day, but I know it’ll be a tough match. Wigan have had a tough start to the season and sit only 12th in the league table, so they will be out to win and turn around their luck. Leicester are in a fantastic position at the moment, but haven’t yet faced some of the top teams in the league. Their match against Wigan will be their time to prove to the fans that they be consistent and tough. I’m hoping that some of the younger players are starting to feel more comfortable on the pitch and learnt from last season that consistently good performances are key. I do believe that Nigel Pearson has instilled a fantastic togetherness and from youth to academy to first team there is a fantastic foundation to work with.

I don’t want to get too carried away with predictions and promotion talk until after I’ve seen LCFC play some of the better teams in the league. I’ll start making my predictions after New Year. My new motto for the season is taking it one game at a time!

I’m keeping myself really busy at the moment with events and coaching. I can’t go to Leicester’s Charlton fixture this weekend as me and Muzzy are finishing another coaching badge with the FA Youth Module. And Saturday night is K Kong’s Cash fighter event, ‘The Business’. It should be a great night and we’ve got appearances from Steve Collins, Mark Peters and Chelsea Ferguson.

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