Mahrez giving his all for Foxes

05 March 2018 07:34:32 EST

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has vowed to give everything for his team in the closing months of the current campaign after seeing a January exit fail to materialise.

The 27-year-old came close to joining Manchester City on deadline day and missed a couple of games for the Foxes in the aftermath of the near miss, before returning to the fold just under a month ago.

While I am here I will give everything for the club - that's how I am.

Riyad Mahrez

And Mahrez stepped up his return with a last-gasp equaliser in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth on Saturday, before explaining that is ready to give his all to try and help City make a strong finish to the season.

He said: "It was a difficult situation, but while I am here I will give everything for the club - that's how I am.

"I was very pleased with the way the fans have been with me throughout this, it was important for me. That's why I will keep giving everything for the club."

Meanwhile Foxes skipper Wes Morgan added that the wild celebrations when Mahrez scored at the weekend were a sign that the Algeria international has been accepted fully back into the City fold.

He added on the club's official website: "Obviously, yes, he is one of our players. He is no different really.

"Anyone who scored that goal would have been the same celebrations. Obviously, it was Riyad and you got to see the response."

Leicester can be backed at 1/200 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season, while they are 1212/1 to lift the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

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