Kevin Phillips confident Leicester can avoid relegation

Leicester City coach Kevin Phillips says the Foxes can stay up in the Premier League this season, following their late winner against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on the weekend, reports Sky Sports.

The win on Saturday meant Leicester could go level on points with Hull City – who are outside of the bottom three – if they win their game in hand. It’s an incredible turnaround for the struggling Midlands outfit, as they’ve spent the majority of the season in the bottom three, and looked down and out only a month ago. Kevin Phillips, who is a coach at the club, believes Jamie Vardy’s winning goal will strike fear into the sides around Leicester in the table, as they will be wary of their recent run of form – back-to-back league wins.

Leicester have a great opportunity to confound their critics and avoid the drop, and manager Nigel Pearson will be delighted their destiny is in their own hands too. The Foxes aren’t relying on results from other sides. They know bettering the results of the teams around them more often than not will see them safe in the Premier League, and Leicester coach Kevin Philips believes City can achieve it.

“We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Things are picking up at the business end of the season. We know our survival hopes boil down to the mini-season we’ve got left between now and the end of the campaign. And if we get enough points from these fixtures we can give ourselves a great chance of staying up,” he said.

“There are clearly opportunities coming up for us to get some more points on the board and, with Sunderland and QPR as our final two games, we’d love to be in with a chance of survival going into those matches.”

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