Leicester City’s performance bad for business?

By Declan Lloyd

Businesses close to the King Power Stadium are suffering from a loss of trade due to Leicester City’s poor performance in the Premier League, according to one shopkeeper.

Leicester lost their fifth Premier League game in a row on Sunday night against fellow relegation strugglers Swansea City, making it six league games without a win.

Paresh Patel, who works at Costcutter near the King Power Stadium, said: “There has been less business since Leicester started losing.”

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Mr Patel added: “Winning the league was a proud moment for Leicester whether you like football or not.

“The good form was good for business.”

However, Mr Patel is still confident that his team can stay up.

He said: “Leicester are definitely going to stay up in the Premier League, they were the champions last year.”

Local business owners will be hoping that Leicester can turn their form around and stay up this season and also keep up their good run in the Champions League with a win against Sevilla.

Mr Patel doesn’t completely blame bad business on Leicester City’s performance. He said: “At Christmas and in the Summer, when the students have gone home, no one is here and business is really bad.

“We were relying on football fans to make up for those less busy times.”

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