Date: 30th October 2015 at 8:59pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has spoken of Jamie Vardy, Leicester City and a few other things in his pre game press conference.

In no particular order we’ll begin with his thoughts that Claudio Ranieri is certainly benefiting from the foundations that their former manager Nigel Pearson put in place prior to his sacking after their great escape last season.

The Daily Mail have him quoted as saying.

‘Ranieri has benefited from all the work Nigel has put in. It’s very, very nice to step into a football club where everything is in place and at that club it looks like everything is in place. Last season was a remarkable achievement and Claudio has picked it up and carried it on. It’s difficult for me to say but let’s not forget the work Nigel did, the three, four years he was at that club putting them in a position for Claudio now to push on.’

With Leicester making a big play about a clean sheet and Ranieri buying pizza for them when they managed one this year, Pulis went on to joke that given our defensive solidarity if he made the same promise he’d be broke although he agreed with the sentiment behind it!

We have six in ten so far this season.

‘I would have no money. I think it’s nice, it’s good to get the players together and have that social contact.’

The Birmingham Mail have him quoted as saying that despite our turn in form of late, he nor the players would be getting carried away either.

‘Whether you’re doing well or badly, the Premier League you go up and down. What you’ve got to do is just stay level and keep a very sound footing. Don’t get carried away when you’re doing well and don’t get despondent when you’re not doing so well. The important thing is that you keep the boat pointing in the right direction. If there’s big waves going over you you’re strong enough and steady enough to see it through. That’s always been the way I’ve tried to manage and the way I’ve tried to push cubs through what is a very very tough league and a tough season.’

As for team news ahead of the game, he wouldn’t be drawn on a return for James Morrison with him missing the last two with an ankle problem, but he did admit we still had some knocks in the squad.

‘We’ve still got one or two knocks. We won’t know exactly who is going to be fit and who is not going to be fit until tomorrow morning.’

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