Too much moaning has cost us in past, says Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens
Midfielder Richie Wellens has revealed the dressing-room unrest which has hampered Leicester City's previous promotion campaigns.
The 32-year-old said the atmosphere in the City dressing room had not been right in the past couple of seasons because too many players were moaning that they were not in the side.
Wellens, who joined City in 2009, said the spirit in the camp was much better now, and was back to how it was under Nigel Pearson's first tenure as manager.
"The last couple of years, since Nigel's first spell, there were too many players who complained and moaned," said Wellens, who made his first appearance for City since April in their FA Cup fourth-round draw at Huddersfield on Saturday.
"There wasn't a good atmosphere away from the players who were playing.
"We have always had a good squad here but the biggest thing for me is the spirit, the attitude and the togetherness of the players.
"We had it when Nigel was here the first time but, after he left, we haven't had it.
"We have had too many players who expect to play.
"At times, we have had two players for each position and 11 can't play.
"You can imagine the atmosphere in the dressing room is not always what it should be.
"The togetherness and the spirit of the players now is great.
"We have always had a good side but we haven't been able to get that team spirit.
"The manager has done great to get that spirit and togetherness.
"That stands you in good stead when you find yourself struggling in a game."
City entertain Wolves in the Championship on Thursday night as they look to retain their place in the automatic promotion places.
Wellens said City were on course to finish in the top two of the table.
"We are in a good position," he added.
"We need to continue to pick up points when we are playing badly and, when we hit form, we can beat anyone in this division."