New Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric believes the club deserve to have Premiership status.
Mandaric told the club’s official website: “We have great support and we have got great facilities. What is missing is Premiership football and we have got to work on that. In everything but name this is a Premiership club.
“The supporters are the greatest asset this club has. When I became frustrated during the buying process the fans still came out in their numbers and that further proved to me what we have here.
“Over 30,000 supporters came to watch the game against Barnsley just before Christmas. That truly was a great effort.”