The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Hull City

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 2 - 0 Leicester

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Birchenhall: It's a cracker

Leicester legend Alan Birchenall admits Derby will provide a stern test to his side's title credentials live on Sky Sports this Friday.

Last Updated: 10/01/14 at 18:59 Post Comment

Alan Birchenall: Leicester legend expects derby cracker

Alan Birchenall: Leicester legend expects derby cracker

The Sky Bet Championship leaders are hoping to register their fifth straight victory while Steve McClaren is looking to get fourth-placed County back on track after Wigan halted their seven-game winning run at the weekend.

Leicester, who boast a four-point cushion at the top of the table, led the division at the same time last year before losing out in dramatic fashion in the end-of-season play-offs to Watford.

That defeat still hurts Birchenall, who believes Friday's match gives City the ideal opportunity to bury the ghost of Vicarage Road.

"Everyone in football saw what happened that day, it was unbelievable," said Birchenall, Leicester's stadium announcer who boasts a 43-year-association with the club.

"We missed a penalty, Watford broke up the field and scored to win. It was so hard to take I don't even remember driving home that night.

"But there is a mentality about the place these days that is different from previous years and this game now gives the team the chance to put a marker down for the remainder of the season.

"It is huge for both clubs. If we win we go seven points clear - they win and they're three points closer to us. Local derbies against Derby and Forest are always huge but there is special significance on this game.

"It's on Sky Sports, there will be a full house in here so I am expecting a cracker."

And you can see who takes the honours at the Kingpower Stadium live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm this Friday

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Jonny Evans issues denial as Papiss Cisse apologises in 'spitting' row

Manchester United's Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse, while the Newcastle striker has apologised for his actions.

Coutinho, Fernandinho, Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis named in Brazil squad

Philippe Coutinho among five Premier League players named in the Brazil squad for the friendlies with France and Chile.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company