Ritchie De Laet says Leicester City must improve their home form
Leicester City must get back to winning ways on home soil, says defender Ritchie De Laet.
City have picked up just one point from their last two home games, and the Belgian full-back said the King Power Stadium was in danger of losing its fortress status.
City, who have the best defence in the division and have kept 10 clean sheets, face Huddersfield Town this afternoon.
They will be huge favourites to get the victory against a Terriers side that has picked up just five points from their last nine games.
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"At the start of the season we didn't lose at home and it was a fortress," said De Laet.
"It hasn't been recently and we want to change that again. We want to get back to being dominant on our home patch and set things right."
City have picked up four points and kept consecutive clean sheets from away trips to Hull City and Burnley over Christmas and De Laet said their defensive strength has given them a platform to get more victories.
"We're back on track with four points from two games, and two clean sheets as well, which means our strikers only have to score one to win us the game," he said.
"Hopefully, we can keep that up because we have 10 clean sheets now and that is the most in the league.
"If we keep concentrating and defending well then it takes the pressure off the strikers because they only need to get the one.
"They are good as well and only need one chance to score. We then know we can keep a clean sheet to win a game."
Team-mate David Nugent believes City have been sloppy in recent home outings, which have seen a draw against Barnsley and a defeat to Cardiff City.
"We do need to sort the home form out," he said.
"We have been a bit sloppy at home recently and, perhaps, we have expected to beat teams when we shouldn't. Hopefully, we can put that right against Huddersfield.
"We probably played our best football against Cardiff but lost the game. Against Barnsley we didn't play our best, but we still got a point out of that and every point counts in this league. But it is vital to win your home games.
"We beat Huddersfield away last time out so, hopefully, we can get the same result."
The Leicester Mercury have been running a ticket promotion for today's game, which has led to 3,500 City fans snapping up discounted tickets, with a further 1,000 to 1,500 expected to purchase their tickets before kick-off.
Fans can still get a ticket priced from £10 using the Mercury promotion, but they must be purchased from the City Fanstore at the King Power Stadium before midday today.
For full details see the promotion panel below.