Leicester City's Zak Whitbread can smell the blood of rivals
Leicester City can smell blood whenever a struggling side comes to the King Power Stadium, says defender Zak Whitbread.
City have dispatched Ipswich Town and Derby County in emphatic fashion in their last two home fixtures, and now face a Barnsley side without a win in nine games tomorrow.
Whitbread, who scored his first City goal in last week's 4-1 battering of the Rams, said City must be looking to feed off sides low on confidence and show no mercy.
"Every game we smell a bit of blood," he said.
"I think sometimes, if teams are struggling at the bottom end of the table, and I have been down there myself with teams, it is human nature that, after an early goal or a dodgy start, you are put on the back foot. We have to capitalise on that.
"Even against the bigger teams, we have to go out there first and stamp our authority on them and take it to them.
"An early goal doesn't always happen so we have to be patient and keep working hard.
"The last two home games have set a precedent. That is how we should be at the King Power.
"Teams should be afraid to come here because we play with quality and pace.
"I am sure it has been exciting for the fans in the last couple of games and we will look to kick on again today.
"It does feel good. It is great to get any win but when you have won 6-0 there is an added feeling when you are made up. You have to be relentless.
"After the first, second and third goal you are still going and you want to make them hurt. You have to be ruthless. Having said that, if we get a horrible 1-0 win today then we will take that."
Whitbread's header last week was City's first goal from a corner since the start of the season.
The 28-year-old is hoping that now the dam has broken it will lead to a flood of set-piece goals.
"I was made up with the goal," said Whitbread.
"We have had so many corners in the previous games so it was nice to finally get on the end of one.
"I think everyone was waiting for someone to get on the end of one and score so it was nice for me to get a goal, and it was an important one as well."