Leicester City defender Jonny Evans says he doesn’t think he will get too bad a reception when the Foxes take on Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight.
The Leicester Mercury report that a hostile reception would be expected, given that he played for and captained arch rivals West Bromwich Albion.
Evans returned to the team for Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in place of suspended skipper Wes Morgan.
The Northern Irishman will be hoping to retain his place for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash at Molineux, although squad rotation is expected from both managers.
Evans revealed a chance meeting with Wolves fans at an airport, saying:
I think it might be alright [the reception]. I was flying back from Portugal a year-and-a-half ago into Birmingham and I was surrounded by Wolves fans. They were all great with me and were chatting. They gave me a little bit of banter but other than that they were great.
I am hoping to play if the manager picks me. Wes has to come back and we’ve got the new lad but I’ll be ready for it. I want the games to come thick and fast so I can get as many minutes as I can.
I needed that [against Huddersfield], another game. I had the two international games when I was away and I feel I am still getting up to speed. Hopefully, I can play in the League Cup in the week and get more rhythm, more minutes under my belt, and push on.
Evans joined Leicester in the summer after the Foxes met his relegation release clause of £3.5m, and the 30-year-old signed a three-year deal with the club.
He appears to be behind Morgan and Harry Maguire in the centre-back pecking order, but impressive performances in Morgan’s absence could change the mind of manager Claude Puel.