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Foxes desperate to go up - Howard

Steve Howard
Howard joined Leicester from Derby County (Getty Images)

Steve Howard says Leicester City's players are desperate to win promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

"All the lads only want one season in this league. Then we can get back where we belong," the striker said.

"It's going to be tough and it's not going to be the prettiest football.

"But we'll grind, we'll kick, we'll sweat and we'll get out of this league," the 32-year-old former Derby forward told BBC Radio Leicester.

And Howard said new manager Nigel Pearson has been well received by the players.

"He's set down some rules and standards which is what we need and everybody has responded to that," he explained.

Leicester face one of Howard's former teams Luton Town in a pre-season friendly at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday.

see also
Pearson names squad to face Luton
21 Jul 08 |  Leicester
Leicester confirm deal for Howard
01 Jan 08 |  Leicester

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