Leicester City captain Wes Morgan wants to have a go at top six next season

Wes Morgan is aiming for a top six finish next season despite an underwhelming end to the campaign for Leicester City.

The Foxes may be on a shocking run of just four wins in 19 Premier League games, but that isn’t stopping them from being optimistic when it comes to their hopes for the next season.

Come what may in the remaining two games against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is nonetheless aiming to be in the top half of the league table next season, which he believes can be achieved by a few additions.

Speaking ahead of the Gunners’ visit to the King Power Stadium, he said:

“We’ll always have that belief, always have that confidence and we’ve proven in the past what we can achieve and those times were great, but they’re in the past now and we have to focus on the future.

“We want to improve, we want to continue where we were mid-season, pushing into the top half of the table. We want to be fighting in the top half of the table and maybe crack into the top six if possible.

“They are the ambitions of the club and hopefully next season, we can really have a good season, bring in some players, everyone come back in fresh and ready to go, and give it a good push.”

A lot of where Leicester City will end up next season will depend on the summer business, which includes getting rid of the baggage as well.

For a couple of seasons now, the Foxes haven’t addressed the weaknesses in the squad and have persisted with a strange transfer policy of buying expensive strikers who don’t really add much to the team.

What Leicester now need is a couple more young midfielders, at least two centre-backs and a solid left-back as well. Again, the departures are just as important, because too many unhappy players surrounded by speculation don’t really help a team and it’s endeavours.

It would probably be a wise choice to sell Ahmed Musa, Islam Slimani, Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez this summer. This is a team that’s in need of a fresh start with an air of certainty surrounding the squad, so this is where it starts.