Leicester City players to wear special shirts in tribute to owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester will manage the "emotion" of their first home match since Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's death "step by step", says manager Claude Puel.

The Foxes will play Burnley on Saturday with their former owner's name embroidered on their shirts.

The Thai was killed with four others in a helicopter crash outside Leicester's King Power Stadium on 27 October.

"There is a lot of emotion around it, before, during and afterwards," said Puel.

"But the players have shown great maturity, it is like a family. It is important to honour our chairman and play a good game.

"We will manage the moment step by step but I feel in my players' focus and soul. They have learned a lot about themselves in all this and I am proud of them all."

A special video will be played before their game, which kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, while fans have also planned a tribute march to the ground.

Tributes left at the stadium are to be moved to a memorial area.

The club will present supporters at the game with scarves, pin badges, clap banners and a special matchday programme as commemorative gifts.

Tribute T-shirts will be worn by the players during their warm-up and their match kit will bear Srivaddhanaprabha's name for the first half.

During the second half the Foxes' shirts will bear an embroidered poppy symbol in commemoration of Remembrance Sunday, with a two-minute silence to be held before kick-off.

Players and officials from the club travelled to Thailand following last weekend's game against Cardiff for the funeral of Srivaddhanaprabha. They took part in Buddhist prayers on Sunday and Monday before flying back to the UK.

"Emotional weekend in Thailand," defender Harry Maguire tweetedexternal-link on Thursday. "The support shown to Vichai has been incredible and shows what a great man he was."

Puel added: "It is not easy to prepare for this game. The emotion, no consistency in training sessions.

"But we will compensate with our spirit and attitude and the support from the fans, of course."

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