Smith confirms change of approach but oblivious to Leicester fan despair

Dean Smith, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Dean Smith, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /

Leicester City manager Dean Smith has confirmed a change of approach in training as the Foxes enter the Premier League judgment days. Meanwhile the former Aston Villa boss is apparently absolutely oblivious to fan despair.

Leicester need a spark from someone or something – anything. The latest glimmer of ultimately futile seeming hope is the fact that forward Kelechi Iheanacho is back in contention to feature. The Nigerian has popped up with some vital goals over the years, in spite of being perennially undervalued and unappreciated on Filbert Way. To be fair to the ex-Manchester City man, he is the highest scoring active FA Cup goalscorer with 18, so the striker is evidently underrated by the football community as a whole. We desperately need the best stuff you’ve got in the locker please, ‘Seniorman’!

Prior to facing Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, Smith was asked by media if he, John Terry and Craig Shakespeare had used the same preparations. The 52-year-old revealed that different training methods were employed at Seagrave this week. The fresh approach appears to have been ‘back to basics’ for the fundamentally floundering Foxes. The gaffer also divulged that the squad mood is low; Smith believes the LCFC stars have shown him that they care about the awful plight of the club.

Dean Smith is unconcerned about or oblivious to Leicester City supporter hopelessness

Continuing in his Brendan Rodgers-like streak of unsuccessfully spun interviews before playing Newcastle, Smith claimed to be unaware of general despondent fan base sentiments. This remark did feel out of touch, it must be said. I am not attempting to attack the head coach, despite our terrible position, which is more Rodgers’ and the players’ doing. Yet Smith wasn’t relatable here.

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Basically, at the press conference it was put to the current LCFC chief that “Fans have given up”, the question continues with “Has that filtered through?”. Sadly Smith asserted that the faithful’s overall despondency had not filtered through. Untruthful or heedless? You decide.