Leicester City defender Ritchie De Laet loves to attack
Defender Ritchie De Laet is enjoying being Leicester City's latest goalscoring sensation.
While recent signing Chris Wood has marked his arrival at the club with three goals in his first two appearances, right-back De Laet has popped up with two goals in consecutive games.
"It has been a surprise," said De Laet. "If I keep getting into those positions, the ball will come and I have been lucky enough to score two now.
"If I keep working hard and get into those positions, then I might score a third this weekend at Bristol.
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"I think my best total has been two, but that included a pre-season game. I have two now and we still have plenty of games to go now so I hope I get three.
"It is part of my game as a full-back, I like to get forward. I like to bomb on and that gets me into those positions. If the ball comes right for me, I have a chance to score.
"I know I am a defender first and foremost and I try to do my defensive job first, but if the chance is there to get forward I will take it.
"We have controlled the last two games with our possession and that gives us the chance to get me and Paul Konchesky going forward.
"That is what the gaffer asks us to do as well, to support the midfield and the attack. That is what we have been doing."
De Laet scored the second in City's 2-0 FA Cup victory over Burton Albion on Saturday and admitted the players had extra motivation to get the victory because of their Capital One Cup exit at the hands of the Brewers in August.
"For me, it was about putting the record straight," said De Laet. "That League Cup game was a hard game and we didn't concentrate as we are doing now. That is what happens with these teams – if you give them something to hold on to they will.
"It was a professional display, we won 2-0 and we enjoyed most of the possession as well."
Leicester City's Championship trip to face Cardiff City has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 12.
City were due to face the Bluebirds on Saturday, January 26, but will now travel to face Huddersfield Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on that date.
City have already beaten the Terriers twice this season, including dishing out a 6-1 hammering on home soil on New Year's Day.