Alan Birchenall praises Leicester City fans for backing Nigel Pearson
Alan Birchenall has praised Leicester City's fans for the backing they continue to give Nigel Pearson's side.
More than 2,000 supporters will make the trip to Watford on Saturday with the club selling out their Vicarage Road allocation for the Championship clash.
City took a following of 4,000 to St Andrews for the recent clash with Birmingham City, and backed that up with a season's best 26,000 which saw the 1-0 victory at home against Brighton and Hove Albion a week ago.
Birchenall said that kind of support was widely appreciated by the players – home and away.
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"You can always count on the Leicester City fans to get behind their team at home and away, they've been fantastic so far this season," said the club ambassador.
"When you've got a confident team in good form and a vocal, passionate following on the terraces it can be a formidable combination.
"When the players run out at Watford on Saturday it will give them a massive spring in their step."
City travel south looking to return to winning ways after losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, a defeat which saw them slip to second place in the table behind Cardiff City.
City's Championship fixture with Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium in January has been moved for live television coverage.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, January 19, it will now take place a day earlier, with a 7.45pm kick-off against Tony Mowbray's side.
At present, both teams are in the top three.