With the prospect of an imminent change of club ownership still hanging in the air around Filbert Way, Leicester City must now get down to the serious business of preparing for the 2010/11 season in The Championship. Having returned from Slovenia and the now obligatory bonding exercise, City can reflect on a defeat (4-1 to Jegellonia Bialyistock) and a victory (5-2 over NK Alluminij) where the main talking points were the positive change of style and the experiment of playing Nicky Adams at right back.
City fans will be eager to see the new-look side (in style if not personnel at this stage) and the next two weeks provides several chances to see matches that have little meaning in terms of results and will quickly be forgotten once the serious business begins on August 7th at Selhurst Park.
Tomorrow evening City travel to the Don Valley stadium to take on Rotherham who just missed out on promotion from League Two last season. On Saturday it’s Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium and the following Tuesday (27th July) City travel to Peterborough just three months after a League One fixture which saw City prevail 2-1. Finally, Premier League Sunderland visit Filbert way on Saturday 31st July for what should be a decent yardstick to see how Sousa’s men might fare this season
Whilst City fans are hoping for (at least) another shot at the play offs this season, there is an uneasy feeling that the squad is urgently in need of bolstering if we are to match last season’s achievements.