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Leicester City Football Team

On a muddy Belvoir Drive training ground Leicester City players demonstrate the drive and dedication required to reach the top.

News 1971 6 mins

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With England's top shot-stopper Peter Shilton at the back and players of the calibre of David Nish (a grammar school boy and a thinker, so he "reads the game well") and Graham Cross, who's played over four hundred games for the Foxes, it's not surprising that in 1971 Leicester City was hoping for promotion back to Division One. Coach Malcolm Musgrove talks Simon Smith through the squad and back at Filbert Street manager Frank O'Farrell looks ahead to the rest of the season.

Under Frank O'Farrell Leicester City won the 1970-'71 Division Two title but left at the end of the season for a more lucrative job at Manchester United.