Championship 2006/07 Leicester City

Leicester City

Odds: 20/1

Last five seasons

2005/06 - 16 (Championship), 2004/05 - 15 (Championship), 2003/04 - 18 (Premiership, relegated), 2002/03 - 2 (promoted Championship), 2001/02 - 20 (Premiership, relegated).

2005/06 Cup Progress

FA Cup fourth round vs Southampton (h) - lost 1-0.
Carling Cup fourth round vs Bolton Wanderers (a) - lost 2-1 after extra time.

Top scorer 2005/06: Iain Hume, Mark de Vries (forwards) and Joey Gudjohnsson (midfielder) - 9 goals each.


Andy Johnson (West Bromwich Albion - free), Darren Kenton (Southampton - free), Josh Low (Northampton Town - Free), Gareth McAuley (Lincoln City - free).

Players on

Lee Morris (released), Joey Gudjonsson (released), Ashley Chambers (published).

Leicester City have struggled the past two seasons in the league after their relegation from the Premiership at the end of the 2003/04 season and a fourth named manager during this period.

After a mid table finish bottom last season, Kelly had to wheel and deal on a budget, despite the high expectations of fans. Outside the mean Andy Johnson and Josh Low contract joined the club from West Bromwich Albion and Northampton Town respectively. The former midfielder Cardiff City Low, who joined Northampton Town in 2003 for £ 165,000, also represented Wales at under 21 level.

Kelly flew to sign defender Darren Kenton after his contract with Southampton has expired. The former Norwich City 27 years spent two months on loan with the foxes at the end of the 2004/05 season, making 11 appearances for the club.

More defensive cover came Gareth McAuley, the Northern Ireland international who signed on a free transfer from Lincoln City. The 26-year-old spent two seasons at Sincil Bank after signing Coleraine and twice helped the Imps reach the play-offs.


It could be a frustrating season for foxes, although Iain Hume and Matty Fryatt should score enough goals to improve the sixteenth spot last season.

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