Leicester City squad rotation inevitable - Andy King

Andy King
King scored Leicester's leveller against Barnsley after coming off the bench

Leicester City midfielder Andy King says all the players must get used to squad rotation this season.

Boss Sven-Goran Eriksson signed a host of players this summer, with the club's Thai owners desperate to win promotion to the Premier League this season.

King told BBC Radio Leicester: "Everyone wants to play every game and not everyone will be able to do that.

"It's tough but we have a good squad with so many good players that people will be sacrificed [at times]."

King played in 45 of Leicester's 46 league games last season, scoring 15 goals. And only one of his appearances came as a substitute.

He has already been a substitute in three of Leicester's six Championship fixtures this term, but did score after coming off the bench in Saturday's draw away against Barnsley.

"Throughout the season you will need everyone," King added.

"But there are so many players here now and he [Eriksson] is changing the team so it's tough.

"But you just have to wait for your chance and try to take it when you are given it."

And the Wales international is not too concerned by that slow start to the season, which has seen them win just two of their opening six league matches.

"We're still getting used to each other, we've got a lot of new players and that does take time to gel," he said.