Date: 22nd October 2015 at 8:32pm
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Fullback Danny Simpson has said that confidence continues to fly within the Leicester camp following our form, results and ability to take points from losing positions so far this season.

Speaking to lcfc.com ahead of the game against Crystal Palace this weekend, the player said he was glad to have been back in the starting line up for the Southampton and Norwich games, and he’s just focused on doing a job for the team when opportunities come his way.

‘You come into a team and you want to play well yourself but it`s really nice to be a part of a team that are winning. I came out of the Norwich game and it`s just like ‘yes we won`. I think we`ve got a great squad, they`re top lads and anyone that comes into the team, you know the lads will help each other and believe in each other. For me that made it straightforward coming in so hopefully I can carry on helping the team.’

The Norwich result in particular was key for Simpson because he knew we had to bounce back from Arsenal, and for him getting ourselves back to winning ways quickly was very important.

‘We were on a great run and we lost to Arsenal. We could have gone 2-0 up and won but we didn`t, then to go to Norwich away and got a win in the way we did and personally for me to get back into the team was great. I`m just trying to be solid and get my match fitness up. You can train as much as you want but you need those games. Personally for me I`m delighted to be involved and back involved in a winning team and then with the one that drew last week. Hopefully we can all keep working hard and I can carry on doing my part for the team.’

As for Claudio Ranieri, bits of his pre Palace press conference are coming through and to begin with we have an injury update.

The gaffer confirmed that striker Leonardo Ulloa will be missing after picking up a knock in training, but he could be back for the Capital One Cup fourth round tie against Hull next Tuesday.

‘Ulloa is not ready yet. I don`t want to risk him, for the next match in the cup, maybe he should be able to play. The others are okay.’

With Nathan Dyer back in contention now the only other injury absentee is midfielder Matty James who continues his recovery from his long term knee injury.

With Jamie Vardy still nursing a wrist issue, Ranieri confirmed that he was fine and remained in contention as well.

‘He`s okay. He trained today very well.’

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