Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is expecting a tough game away from home against Leicester on Saturday.

Manchester City return to Premier League action as they travel to Leicester on Saturday. Leicester are without a win in the last 10 games and yet Joe Hart is taking nothing for granted against a team he believes have shown exactly why they were promoted as Champions last season.

Hart told “We are going to get hard game from Leicester. They have struggled a bit recently with results but they have just fallen the wrong side of the odd goal.

“They have been competitive in everything they’ve done and they fully deserve to be in this league and the King Power Stadium is a hard place to go.”

Manchester City, placed second in the league table, are in great form and will be looking to extend a run of six consecutive victories in all competitions.

City are three points behind league leaders Chelsea and Joe Hart believes the team is peaking at the right time.

He declared: “We feel confident in what we do. There are a lot of us and people peak at different times, but I think everyone is in a good moment, the manager knows his players and we know how he wants us to play. We’re finding a nice balance.

“We have some fantastic players who are more than ready to step in. There’s going to be goals.”

Joe Hart also spoke about Leicester’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who has been ruled out for at least a month with a metatarsal injury. He was full of praise for his fellow goalkeeper and insisted that he has little doubt that Kasper’s absence will be difficult to deal with for Nigel Pearson.

“Kasper is a good friend of mine off the field,” said Joe. “He was great to me when I first came to this club and we’ve remained close since.

“He’s been absolutely brilliant in everything he’s done, he’s a massive part of Leicester and what they’ve done this season.”

Hart will go into the game full of confidence after a series of impressive performances which saw him earn a nomination for the November Player of the Month.

He added: “I feel good at the moment and the team is working well. I feel like I am doing my bit and the boys are doing it at the other end.”

Manchester City are on a good run of form and will be full of confidence after qualifying for the Champions League round-of-16 after a 2-0 win against Roma on Wednesday.