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Wary: Kelechi Iheanacho
Wary: Kelechi Iheanacho

By Nick Mashiter

Kelechi Iheanacho has warned Leicester not to expect another Southampton stroll.

Ulsterman Brendan Rodgers' Foxes equalled the Premier League record with a stunning 9-0 win at St Mary's in October.

The Saints visit the King Power Stadium tomorrow having won six of their last nine games in all competitions and climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone.

"It's football - anything can happen - but I think they're going to come at us strongly this time," said Iheanacho.

"So we've just got to focus on our jobs and the things we've got to do and make sure we get the three points.

"We really showed our quality at their home, but I think it will be a tough game.

"They've had some impressive results since then and we're expecting a strong game, so we're really looking forward to that."

Iheanacho scored Leicester's goal in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

He has netted six goals in eight games this season having scored just twice in 36 outings last term.

"I've been working hard like all of the boys have," he said.

"This season has been good for everyone - myself, my team-mates and the staff - everyone has really helped me so we're happy with this season.

"I've really been working hard and hopefully there's more of this to come."

Orjan Nyland had denied Jamie Vardy and James Maddison before Iheanacho levelled Frederic Guilbert's first-half opener on Wednesday.

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