Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has revealed his desire to score more goals as well as keeping them out at the other end.

The Leicester Mercury report that Maguire believes the signing of James Maddison could aide him in his pursuit of those goals.

Maguire has scored twice this season in the Premier League, including the second in the Foxes’ confident 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, where he headed home a Maddison corner.

The 25-year-old previously scored a last-gasp winner in August’s 2-1 victory at Southampton, meaning he has already equalled his goal tally from last season.

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The centre-back also hailed the impact of summer signing Maddison, who has adapted extremely quickly to the Premier League and bought a creative flair to the team.

Maguire said:

It is something we have been working on this season. We have brought James in who is really good at set-plays and I should have really scored in the first half at the back post. I headed it down and probably made it too easy for the keeper, but the deliveries have been good and it’s been a long time coming for Leicester, with my head especially.

I am happy to get that and hopefully it will continue. You’ve seen since the start of the season James has got real quality in everything he brings to the team. He is in great form at the minute and he is really good to play with. He can take the ball in situations where we can get out of trouble and keep possession of the ball. He’s in great form and long may it continue.

Next up for the Foxes is a home clash with Everton this weekend, and Maguire will be hoping he can find himself on the scoresheet yet again.