Interim manager Mike Stowell has challenged the Leicester squad to get themselves back in contention for a top-seven finish.
The first team and goalkeeper coach has been placed in temporary charge, along with fellow first-team coach Adam Sadler, following Claude Puel’s dismissal.
Puel was dismissed on Sunday morning, hours after the 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace. The result saw the club’s board pressed into action due to their alarming drop down the Premier League table.
The loss was Leicester’s sixth in their last seven matches, a run that has seen them knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport while slipping to 12th in the Premier League, eight points above the relegation zone.
‘I’ve spoken to the players and told them how good they are and reminded them that they are a top-seven team. That’s where we should be and that’s where we should be aiming to get back to,’ said Stowell at his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday’s home game against Brighton.
‘It’s good that there is a game coming up so quickly but the players are professional and that’s the focus. They know they need to step up and go again against Brighton.’