Leicester City's support in fantastic, says Michael Keane
Michael Keane has admitted that Leicester City are a bigger club than he first realised.
The 20-year-old defender knows a thing or two about being part of a big club, having come on loan from Premier League giants Manchester United until the end of the season.
Keane said he knew City were a Premier League club in waiting but it is the level of the club's support that has impressed him.
City will be taking 5,000 fans to London Road today, for the clash with Peterborough United.
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"When I first came, I always thought this was a big club but I never realised how many fans travel to the games, and the support they have," said Keane.
"It is a surprise but a really good surprise. It shows the magnitude of the club when you have 5,000 fans travelling away.
"It makes a big difference when you have a big following and they push you on to get more goals when you need to. They make you want it even more."
Although Keane is on loan with City, he regularly trains back with United, and his progress is being closely watched by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"I go back and train there when I get a few days off every week or so," he said.
"They are constantly calling me after games. They are happy with the way it is going and they just want me to continue and help Leicester get promotion.
"I have spoken to him (Ferguson) and he is happy with how it is going. He just wants me to carry on working hard and doing well."
Keane says he has been impressed by the standard of the Championship and is growing in confidence with every game.
"I knew when I came here I had the ability to play at this level but it was about feeling comfortable and confident enough to show that," he said.
"It is a really good standard. You are coming up against different types of opposition.
"I am playing against strikers who are stronger than I have faced before. It can take me a few games to get used to playing against these types. Hopefully, I will keep improving."