Camp happy to catch out the Foxes

PUBLISHED: 12:24 29 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:52 14 September 2010

DAVID CUFFLEY

Goalkeeper Lee Camp put all his training ground work on gathering crosses to good effect with some impressive handling on his City debut on Tuesday night. The England Under-21 'keeper made a string of clean catches from dangerous centres in a crowded goalmouth, especially in the second half as Leicester, 2-1 down, pressed for a late equaliser.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp put all his training ground work on gathering crosses to good effect with some impressive handling on his City debut last night.

The England Under-21 'keeper made a string of clean catches from dangerous centres in a crowded goalmouth, especially in the second half as Leicester, 2-1 down, pressed for a late equaliser.

He said: “I'm told it's one of the stronger parts of my game. It's something as a young lad I was always told to do. We've done a lot of work on it since I've been here and it's just nice to put the training into a match situation.

“There was a little bit of added pressure tonight to get the win. It was an excellent team performance coming from a goal behind. We showed a lot of character and in the end, for all Leicester's possession, I thought we pretty much dominated the game.

“It was nice to be out there. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I was pleased with the way it went.

“It was a very good team performance, very disciplined. We were very organised and we hit them where it hurt and Earnie's finishes were excellent.”

Camp was getting plenty of advice from manager Peter Grant on where to send his kicks in the closing minutes, and admitted:

“Towards the end I couldn't really feel my legs. I was just hoping it went up the pitch somewhere.”

He got a hand to the Patrick McCarthy header that gave Leicester a first-half lead, but had little chance of keeping it out.

He said: “It was a good ball in and the lad rose well in front of Dickson and it was a great header. You have to hold your hand up at times and get on with it.”

But he praised the back four in front of him, saying: “Dion and Shacks were excellent and Hughesy filling in at left-back did well - and Jürgen was walking wounded at the end.”

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