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Published: 11:29 | 8/3/16

Vardy: No easy run-in

Jamie Vardy has urged his Leicester team-mates to give their all in the final nine matches of the season as they close in on the Premier League title.

Leicester are five points clear at the top of the table following their 1-0 defeat of Watford and the 2-2 draw between Tottenham and Arsenal on Saturday.

They face relegation strugglers Newcastle at the weekend before games against the likes of Crystal Palace, Southampton, Sunderland and West Ham in the coming weeks and Vardy admits winning the Premier League title will be far from easy.

"There are no easy games and there is no easy run in. Everyone is in the Premier League for a reason and every club deserves to be there. They can all beat each other as we have seen from this season,” Vardy said.

"So we will just make sure that we concentrate on ourselves, keep putting 100 percent in for each other, and hopefully that will get us over the line."

Having narrowly avoided relegation at the end of last season, Leicester were expected to struggle this season but they have continued to silence the doubters and Vardy admits they are enjoying challenging for the title.

"No-one gave us a chance at the start of the season. Everyone said we were relegation fodder. It was every newspaper and every pundit, wasn't it? There you go. We just go into every meeting focusing on the next team we've got to play," Vardy said.

"We'll look at ways at how we can break them down and hopefully come away with the three points. The pressure that we had was up until we knew we were safe. Now we're just enjoying it. Simple as that.

"We've been on a good ride and we're just going to keep enjoying it as it is."

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