Date: 27th October 2015 at 2:25pm
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Manager Claudio Ranieri and skipper Wes Morgan have both said they want to see Leicester progress in the Capital One Cup this season as we face Hull City later this evening.

Starting with the gaffer who’s wallet is a little bit lighter after the clean sheet = a pizza party this weekend, he told lcfc.com in his pre game press conference ahead of the trip to the KC Stadium tonight.

‘I`d like to go through. I know very well that Hull City is a difficult match for us. They`re second in the league. In 2014 they got to the final of the FA Cup and they lost against Arsenal. I think it`ll be a good match. We want to win of course, but they will be a very good team. It`s good, the feeling between us and our fans and we want to continue to improve this feeling. Only with a victory you can improve. We respect Hull City a lot and I respect Steve Bruce a lot. We are very focused on this match. We have to make a very good match if we want to beat them because it won`t be an easy match. It will be another tough match. In my opinion they`re a Premier League team and it`ll be a very good battle there.’

Despite us being on our travels for the game, Ranieri was supremely confident that the fans would once again roar us onto success.

‘The team spirit is high because when you make this kind of performance that we did so far this season. The spirit, the confidence, the electricity between everybody and also our fantastic fans is very, very good.’

As for Morgan, in his own pre game interviews, he said he also wanted us to get through to the next round and whilst he was expecting it to be a tough match, our preparation would be no different.

‘It`s another game and a tough game. Hull only came down from the Premier League last season and we`ve had some tough games there in the past at their stadium. It`s not going to be easy but it`s a game we`re looking forward to and the boys want to keep the cup run going. I think we came away from the last game (KC) 1-0 winners and here was a very tough game. It was probably one of the turning points in our season and every time I play against them it`s never easy. This game coming up will be no different. For me it`s about taking each game as it comes. We can`t get too ahead of ourselves because none of the games are easy, even if we are playing opposition from a lower division.’

Knowing that Hull will definitely be up for the match given the season they are having and out to prove a point following relegation last term, Morgan went on to say.

‘We`ve got to look at it as a cup final. No game will be given to us, we`ll need to work hard for it, go out there and prove ourselves if we want to keep the run going. The manager has changed it in the last couple of games in the cup and I`m not sure exactly what he`s going to do against Hull, but he`ll want to keep rotation and keep the players fresh.’

As for his thoughts on our clean sheet, a first of the season, he ended by saying.

‘It was a great win. We kept a clean sheet as well, which we`ve been trying to do all season so it was a proper team disciplined performance. It was a big relief to get the clean sheet. It was a team effort but as a defender and the back five including the goalkeeper, that`s what we pride ourselves on – keeping clean sheets. We`ve been trying to reach that clean sheet goal and we`re pleased to finally reach that.’

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