2009/10 Championship Preview: Leicester City

Last updated : 07 July 2009 By @blades_mad1889

Foxes Forward duo Matty Fryatt (right) and Steve Howard celebrate a goal against Crewe Alexandra.

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The Foxes replied to their fans in the possible way, after a season of woe during the 2007/08 Championship campaign which ended in bitter relegation, chairman Milan Manderic allowed boss Nigel Pearson to retain the majority of his top players and high earners and they were rewarded by running away with the League One Championship.

With Manderic's millions its clear from the off set that City will not be looking for deja vue - and whilst its unlikely that the Walkers Stadium club are expected to be challenging for promotion I think that they will have a good start to the season but mid-table obscurity is the best they can hope for!

Blades-Mad Predicted Finish: 11th

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2008-09 Players Statistics

Player NamePositionDoB#AppsGoals
Sappleton, Ricky
Forward18 Dec 1989tbc00
Burns, Robbie
Neilson, Robbie
Defence19 Jun 1980tbc00
Henderson, Paul
Goal22 Apr 19761100
Edworthy, Marc
Defence24 Dec 1972280
Kisnorbo, Patrick
Defence24 Mar 198137 (+3)0
Tunchev, Aleksandar
Defence10 Jul 1981525 (+1)1
Clemence, Stephen
Midfield31 Mar 1978600
Oakley, Matty
Midfield17 Aug 19778488
Howard, Steven
Forward10 May 1976949 (+1)15
Campbell, Dudley
Forward02 May 1981103 (+8)0
Dyer, Lloyd
Midfield13 Sep 19821150 (+1)11
Fryatt, Matt
Forward05 Mar 19861250 (+2)32
Logan, Conrad
Goal18 Apr 19861300
Wesolowski, James
Midfield25 Aug 19871440
Morrison, Michael
Defence03 Mar 19881538 (+5)3
Adams, Nicky
Forward16 Oct 1986169 (+9)1
N'Gotty, Bruno
Defence10 Jun 19711700
Porter, Levi
Midfield06 Apr 1987181 (+1)0
Hayles, Barry
Forward17 Apr 1972192 (+9)0
Worley, Harry
Defence25 Nov 19882000
Chambers, Ashley
Forward01 Mar 1990210 (+3)0
Gradel, Max-Alain
Midfield30 Sep 19872219 (+13)2
Mattock, Joe
Defence15 May 19902330 (+6)1
King, A, Andy
Midfield29 Oct 19882453 (+1)11
Hobbs, Jack
Defence18 Aug 19882544 (+5)1
Dickov, Paul
Forward01 Nov 1972277 (+19)3
O'Neill, Luke
Defence20 Aug 19912810
Powell, Chris
Defence08 Sep 19692915 (+7)0
King, C, Craig
Forward-300 (+1)0
Berner, Bruno
Defence21 Nov 19773126 (+12)3
Cisak, Alex
Goal19 May 19893200
Verma, Aman
Pentney, Carl
Goal29 Oct 1989350 (+1)0
Brown, Wayne
Defence20 Aug 1977367 (+2)0
Ajdarevic, Astrit
Midfield17 Apr 1990390 (+5)0

* Statistics up to and including 26 May 2009