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Just win – Dean Smith keeps Leicester message simple ahead of crunch final day

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Leicester boss Dean Smith has said his message to his players ahead of their all-or-nothing game with West Ham on Sunday will simply be “just win”.The Foxes have to win and hope that Everton cannot beat Bournemouth if they are to avoid relegation to the Championship.Smith, who was parachuted in on an eight-game SOS mission following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers, says that what happens at the King Power Stadium against the Hammers is the only thing the Foxes need to focus on.He said: “We have got to win the game plainly and simply, we have got to figure out and balance the best way to not give big chances away and create big chances against West Ham, who are in a European final and after a tough first half of the season have climbed away from danger and have got a very good manager there.“We have to win the game and not look at the Everton result until after the game.

We have to do our job and see where it takes us.“We can only control what we can do. We have to control our performance, help your team-mates out and go and get a good performance and a win.“If we do our part we are looking at other people to help us, but we have to make sure we concentrate on what we do.

It’s quite a simple message really and the lads have trained well so far.“The players want clarity of what their positions are, what we are asking of them and our job is to give them that.

It doesn’t get any clearer for me: They have to win. That’s all they need to know and that’s all they do know.“We just have to concentrate on our own game.

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