Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has urged his wards to approach the new Premier League season with renewed desire and determination to continue their progression as a club.
According to him, West Bromwich Albion will provide Leicester City with a good opening test on the first day of the new Premier League season.
At least two Nigerians, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are still part of the array of Army Rodgers have been preparing to face the test of time during the new football season.
“The new season is already very close and now we’ve got our fixtures, we can look ahead to what we hope will be another exciting campaign for this football club and another step on our journey together,” said Rodgers.
“We begin the new season away to West Bromwich Albion, which I think will be a really good test for us, as they’re a team full of quality and with the momentum of promotion behind them.
“For us, I’m really pleased with the way the team have developed over the last 18 months, and now we need to show the ambition to continue that progress.
“We also have European football to look forward to and I know the players are itching to get back out on the pitch to show what they’re capable of and give the Blue Army something to shout about.”
The Foxes’ 2020-21 fixture list was revealed on Thursday morning and they will kick off their campaign away to the newly-promoted Baggies at The Hawthorns around the weekend beginning Saturday, September 12.
“The new season is already very close and now we’ve got our fixtures, we can look ahead to what we hope will be another exciting campaign for this Football Club and another step on our journey together."
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City will be looking to build on their fifth-place finish last term, which earned them a place in the Europa League.
It could have been even better but they were pipped to a Champions League spot by Manchester United on the final day, having spent most of the season in the top four.
West Brom, meanwhile, are gearing up for life back in the top flight after clinching promotion from the Championship as runners-up behind champions Leeds United.