Leicester’s King dedicates goal to Speed

Leicester City midfielder Andy King has dedicated last night’s goal against Blackpool to the late Gary Speed.

Leicester City midfielder Andy King has dedicated last night’s goal against Blackpool to the late Gary Speed.

The 23-year old netted the opener as the Foxes defeated the Seasiders 2-1 at home in the Championship and King, who played under Speed in the Wales national team, said it was a thanks for all the guidance he had received from the former Premier League star.

“Yeah [it was hard to play], but ultimately Gary Speed was a football man and I think he would want people to play football and it was nice for me to score as a little thank you to say thanks for all he done for my career," King told Sky Sports Radio.

"He played me for Wales in some big games and I have been fortunate enough to be in all his squads and I am really grateful for that and all the stuff he has done for my career and there is no way I can thank him more than that."

 
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