James Maddison makes 'exciting' Leicester City prediction and sends message to fans
Leicester City star James Maddison is predicting a "really exciting" year ahead of the club as they prepare for the new season. The 2020/21 campaign is due to get underway away to newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion.
The Foxes will be looking to build on their fifth-place finish in 2019/20 season.
“Fixture release day is one of the highlights of the season for me," said England international Maddison. "It gives the whole squad a real buzz and you can feel the excitement ahead of the first game. We’re in for another really exciting year as a club, especially with European football coming back to King Power Stadium, so we’re all keen to build on our achievements last season and give our supporters plenty to cheer about in 2020-21."
The new season will start with matches played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Maddison hopes the fans will be back soon enough.
“Obviously things have been a bit different over the past few months with fans not being allowed to attend games, and even though it’ll remain that way for the start, we still know they’re right behind us every game, cheering us on from home and sending us good luck messages on social media," he added.
“We’ll need their fantastic support again this season, especially on the opening day when we play West Brom. They’ve just been promoted and will have that momentum with them, so it should make for a good game and I know the lads are determined to get off to a positive start and keep improving.”