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Leicester City sign Villa's Marc Albrighton

Leicester City are preparing for Premier League football by signing Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton on a four-year deal.

He will move to the King Power Stadium on a free transfer on 1st July when his contract at Villa expires.

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Leicester and Wolves managers honoured by peers

Two Midland football managers have been honoured by their peers at the League Managers Association's annual awards dinner.

Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was named Championship Manager of the Year
Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was named Championship Manager of the Year Credit: Nigel French/PA

Still celebrating their promotion to the Premier League, Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was crowned Championship Manager of the Year, having sealed the deal with six games to spare and leading the team to a club record of 102 points.

And Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett was named League One Manager of the Year, sharing the honour with Leyton Orient's Russell Slade.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was named joint League One Manager of the Year
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was named joint League One Manager of the Year Credit: EMPICS Sport

Jackett took over after the club suffered a humiliating double-relegation, with fans' morale at an all-time low - but managed to secure promotion back into the Championship and the title, topping 100 points.

Leicester City fans continue to queue for 2014/15 season tickets

Dedicated Leicester City fans are continuing to queue this morning to become applicants for season tickets for the 2014/15 campaign.

A maximum of 7,000 tickets are available to new applicants.

Fans wait outside the King Power Stadium Credit: ITV News Central

The tickets are proving to be extremely popular following the Foxes promotion to the Premier League.

Lucky applicants will get the chance to watch their side against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Fans queue for Premier League season tickets Credit: ITV News Central

On the bus: Leicester City players celebrate on city tour

Many of Leicester City's players gave interviews while on an open top bus parade of the city over the weekend, to celebrate the Championship title achievement and promotion to the Premier League.

The club spoke to the manager, Nigel Pearson, and players including David Nugent, Matty James, Danny Drinkwater and Andy King while on the bus tour.

Video courtesy of Youtube/LCFCOfficial

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Sam Bailey to sing 'We Are the Champions'

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has taken to the stage to entertain the crowds celebrating Leicester City's promotion.

Starting off with Power of Love, she also sang her winner's hit Skyscraper, with the promise that she would treat the crowd to a rendition of We Are the Champions later on.

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Crowds start to gather for Foxes promotion party

Hundreds of fans have started to gather in Leicester city centre ahead of an afternoon of festivities marking the Foxes' promotion to the Premier League.

Waving club flags and wielding banners reading: "We are Premier League", the fans cheered as DJs kicked off the occasion.

Fans gather in the city centre
Fans gather in the city centre Credit: ITV News Central

The team will go on an open-top bus tour of the city to mark both the promotion and winning the Championship title.

It will be followed by an after-party at the club's grounds with 4,000 fans, starring Leicester-born X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Banners read: 'We are Premier League'
Banners read: 'We are Premier League' Credit: ITV News Central
The bus parade marks the club's promotion to the Premier League
The bus parade marks the club's promotion to the Premier League Credit: ITV News Central
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