Leicester 'raring to go' ahead of Premier League return, says James Maddison
James Maddison in action for Leicester before the suspension of English football | Photo: Getty/ Alex Pantling

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison that the whole squad at the King Power Stadium is 'raring to go' ahead of the Premier League's resumption. 

The league is set to return on Saturday 20 June, having taken a three-month hiatus due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Brendan Rodgers' men are set to take on Watford at Vicarage Road in the first-game back and have been using the past few weeks to get prepared. 

'It's been brilliant'

Overall though, Maddison has suggested that it is great to be back within a footballing environment. 

Talking to LCFCTV, he said: "It's been brilliant. It's been fantastic, actually. I mean, all the lads have just got smiles on their faces from ear to ear because it's been a tough few months, you know, for everyone in the world.

“We're not just talking about ourselves, it's been tough for everyone, so to get back in the routine and doing what we love, it's been brilliant."

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'The lads are in tip top condition'

Leicester were actually the last Premier League team to take to the field, having thumped Aston Villa 4-0 at home before the suspension of the league. Since then, it would possibly be fair to assume that some fitness levels have dropped. 

It is in fact the opposite in the East Midlands though, with Maddison extremely impressed with how his teammates have utilised their time at home. 

He said: “They've come back in such great condition, it's brilliant to see how well they've kept themselves over the period, because some people can get lazy and not do so much when you don't have to actually be here every day, but the lads are in tip top condition and raring to go.”

Ahead of the resumption of action, Rodgers' Leicester currently sit third in the table and will be aiming to secure their return to the UEFA Champions League in the final nine games of the campaign.