Defender highlights Leicester City problem as ‘fighting’ pledge made ahead of crucial run-in

Latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as Foxes draw 1-1 with Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium

Defender Timothy Castagne says Leicester City must show the same fighting spirit in their 11 remaining games as they did against Brentford.

Harvey Barnes’ second-half equalizer at the Gtech Community Stadium ended a run of five successive defeats in all competitions for the Foxes. It could prove an important point in the battle to retain their Premier League status.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Bees means City go into the international break sitting just outside of the relegation spots, one point above 18th-placed West Ham United. The survival scrap looks like a close one when the action resumes, with four points separating the bottom nine clubs.

Castagne admits inconsistency has hampered Brendan Rodgers’ side this season. But he believes building on the steely mentality shown in coming from behind in west London can turn their form around.

“It was big,” he told Match of the Day, of the result against Brentford. “It is just a point but for us, it is very important. We had some games where we didn’t fight enough.

“But today we did everything. The guys coming off the pitch, you can see we did everything.

“I think today we showed we can fight. But we’ve seen this season we have been inconsistent. If we come into other games with this mindset (we should be alright).”

The city fell behind to Mathias Jensen’s deflected shot with little more than half an hour gone, but Barnes drew them level shortly after the break. The hosts were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages, when substitute Shandon Baptiste was sent off for a second bookable offense, catching Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

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