Whitbread welcomes favourites tag
Leicester City centre-back Zak Whitbread has urged his team-mates to relish being top of the pile.
The Foxes leapfrogged Cardiff City at the summit of the Championship after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Birmingham City. They have an opportunity to extend their lead when they entertain Brighton on Tuesday and then Crystal Palace this weekend.
City will put their 100 per cent home record on the line against Gus Poyet's Seagulls, who are without a win in four league games.
Whitbread says Leicester are now the team to beat in the Championship, a tag they should thrive on.
"We have to relish being top and being the favourites. We can't look at that as being a problem," said the former Norwich City defender.
"People will use that title of favourites but, favourites or not, Brighton will be a tough game. We have to treat it as any other game."