Leicester’s Jonny Evans has called on his side to produce a performance against Huddersfield following last weekend’s Bournemouth defeat. The Foxes were second best throughout at the Vitality Stadium and only late goals from James Maddison and Marc Albrighton added respectability to the 4-2 scoreline.
To make matters worse, captain Wes Morgan was sent off for two bookings but that could work in Evans’ favour, with him likely to deputise in the heart of defence.
The Northern Irishman headed to the King Power in the summer following West Brom’s relegation and looks like a solid long-term central defensive partner for Harry Maguire.
Ahead of Saturday’s game against Huddersfield, the 30-year-old had called on his team-mates to prove themselves against the Terriers.
“At half-time we found ourselves in a position where we wanted to make sure we won the second half of that game and restored a bit of pride,” he told LCFC TV.
“Scoring two goals late on… we know we can do that, that’s the big thing about it. It gives you that comfort that we can score goals if teams give us that opportunity to do that.
“If we would have stayed in the game a bit longer, those goals might have counted for something a bit more.”