Wes Morgan: Leicester City's brief time at top of Championship was a big boost
Leicester City may have been top of the Championship for just a couple of hours on Saturday night, but captain Wes Morgan said it had given everyone at the club a big boost.
It has been nine years since City were the Championship leaders and, although Cardiff's win at Ipswich meant it was a brief stay, Morgan said it was just reward for their recent efforts.
The 2-0 victory over Bristol City made it five consecutive victories and maintained their 100 per cent home record, but Morgan said it was just the start for City.
"It feels great to get to be top of the pile," he said. "It is reward for our hard work over the last few weeks. We have got some great results and feel we deserve to be where we are.
"The gaffer has made it clear what our intentions are this season, we want to get promoted. He feels he has the right squad and the squad feel we can do it.
"These wins are just filling us with confidence with each game. That gives us the belief we can get to the end. Obviously, there is a long way to go, it is not done yet, but we are doing well so far.
"The last couple of weeks, the wins have been fantastic. It has given us more confidence. We are feeling confident each game we go into. We know we can do it and we have been performing well, and getting the right results.
"Looking back over all the games, we have performed well, even in the games we have lost. We deserved to have got points in those games.
"It has all come together at the right time in the last couple of weeks. The performances have been reflected by the results and we are top of the league."
A few of the City players were running on empty after their recent exertions and Morgan admitted the international break had come at a good time.
"It has been a long few weeks and it may have taken its toll," he added.
"People like Jamie Vardy have been feeling jaded and tired.
"Paul Konchesky is not feeling too well and we have picked up a couple of injuries with Sean St Ledger limping off. It may come at a good time so the lads can recover.
"I am sure the physios will get to work and we will be ready for the next game."