Leicester City's Sean St Ledger says Wes Morgan leads by example
Every successful side needs a great leader – and Leicester City have that man in the shape of captain Wes Morgan, says Sean St Ledger.
This weekend could be one of mixed emotions for the City captain as he faces his former club Nottingham Forest, for whom he made more than 400 appearances.
But all sentiments will have to be put to one side as City look to kick on from their encouraging 0-0 draw against Bolton on Tuesday.
The pairing of Morgan and St Ledger had begun to look a very solid partnership at the heart of the City defence, with the side having won every Championship game in which the two had started together before St Ledger was ruled out through injury.
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St Ledger said that his defensive partner is a very good captain.
"He is definitely a captain that leads by example," he said.
"Everyone can look up to him. He's played in this league for a number of years and has been one of the best centre-backs.
"I think his form has shown that he's been a stand-out player for us. He's strong and very, very solid and he's got great experience."
As well as earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues, Morgan has also been praised by his manager Nigel Pearson, with the City boss believing his captain to be the best defender outside of the Premier League.
"I think it's a very fair assessment," said St Ledger.
"He's proved it over a number of years in this league and the way he has performed this season. You have to give him credit for that."
Since St Ledger was ruled out of action with a hamstring injury he picked up in City's 2-0 victory over Bristol City last month, the side have won just one of their five league games.
"It always helps when you're playing in a winning side – you always seem to be a better player when you're in a winning team," said the 27-year-old Irishman.
Leicester City's academy side have been drawn to face Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.
Rovers were the runners-up in the competition last season.
The tie will be played before December 15.