An emo­tional week but we’re in right frame of mind, says Wes

Leicester Mercury - - Sport -

LEICES­TER City skip­per Wes Morgan in­sists the play­ers are in the right frame of mind ahead of their re­turn to the King Power Sta­dium to­day.

In their first game fol­low­ing the he­li­copter crash, City pro­duced a de­ter­mined dis­play to beat Cardiff 1-0 in Wales.

De­spite spend­ing much of the week mourn­ing the loss of Khun Vichai at his fu­neral in Thai­land, Morgan, be­low, is con­fi­dent he and his team-mates’ heads are in the right place again.

“I’d say we are fo­cused,” the cen­tre-back told Sky Sports. “Be­ing so close to Vichai we know what his wishes would be. He’d want us to go out there and give our all, play our best, and try and get the win.

“The lads will be re­main­ing fo­cused on that point and try­ing to do right by Vichai. “Ob­vi­ously it’s a tough, tough time but I think our heads are def­i­nitely on it and we are fo­cused on the game.”

For the play­ers that trav­elled to Bangkok, prepa­ra­tions for Burn­ley did not be­gin un­til Wed­nes­day. How­ever, Morgan said it was im­por­tant that the play­ers paid their re­spects in the Thai cap­i­tal. “It’s been a very emo­tional, very tough week,” Morgan added. “We’ve had a lot to deal with in a short space of time. Ob­vi­ously we had to play the game [against Cardiff] and the play­ers de­cided to go straight out to Thai­land to pay our re­spects to Vichai. It’s hap­pened all so quickly but we felt it was some­thing the play­ers wanted to do.”

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