Former Town striker leads Premier League scoring chartsOn the eve of this weekend’s first ever league clash against near neighbours Blackpool, former Town striker Jamie Vardy is hoping the Cod Army can taste success at Bloomfield Road.
Vardy was on target the last time the two teams met in 2012, however the then Championship outfit progressed in the FA Cup after a 5-1 win.
The England and Leicester man, who is currently leading scorer in the top flight, joined the Foxes from Highbury for £1million three years ago.
Vardy’s club form was rewarded in June 2015 by a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions side, and he made his debut as a substitute against the Republic of Ireland.
In an exclusive interview with the Club’s official website, he said: “I’m hoping Saturday’s result against Blackpool is different to what it was in the cup a few years back!
“My time at Fleetwood though was the start of things to come for me and the Club, because they’re enjoying life in League One now.
“Promotions through the divisions was something I always expected the Club to achieve, and obviously that’s what chairman Andy Pilley wanted as well.
“As soon as we finish our games on a Saturday we get the scores up on the big screens and I always check for Fleetwood’s results.
“I like to look out for how my old teams are doing, and still keep in touch with some of the lads who were at Fleetwood when I was there.”
While Vardy has earned deserved recognition from football supporters far and wide in recent months, he has been quick to heap praise on his Leicester teammates.
“I’m in a good team which is always helpful as it’s the players who get me into good positions so I have the chances to score goals.
“I’ve obviously been delighted with my start to the season on a personal level, but I also know that it’s going to take hard work to keep it up.”
His 13 league goals so far during this campaign has seen him make his mark on the international stage, something he admits he cherishes after making his bow earlier this year.
“I can’t describe what it feels like to pull on an England shirt. It’s one of those things which every English footballer just dreams of, and luckily ever since that day I’ve been in every other squad.”