Leicester City success measured by promotion - Andy King

Andy King

Leicester City midfielder Andy King says that anything short of promotion to the Premier League will be failure for the club.

The eighth-placed Foxes must beat Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on the final day of the season to have any chance of securing a play-off spot.

"It's about the team being promoted," King told BBC Radio Leicester.

"If we have not done that then we cannot come away and say the season has been a success."

King said the expectation from the club's Thai owners, who have invested heavily since taking over in 2010, are no bigger than those of the players.

The Foxes looked set to challenge for automatic promotion as they climbed to second in the Championship in January, but have won just twice in 16 league games since February and sit immediately below Forest in the table, two points and two places outside the play-off places.

"The owners want promotion, but no one wants promotion more here than the players," King said. "It is massive game for the club, owners and fans as well.

"It is down to us to make sure that we go out there and perform and hope we come away with the three points.

"This is one game that you can't look at the form guide, because both teams are going to come out all guns blazing looking for the win."

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