Danny Drinkwater says he will be heartbroken if a thumping Leicester win on Saturday results in Barnsley manager Keith Hill being sacked.
Drinkwater enjoyed a loan spell at Oakwell last season and led the Reds to a surprise 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium in January. But midfielder joined Leicester from parent club Manchester United the following week. He has been a regular this season as the ultra-wealthy Foxes push for promotion.
Drinkwater, 22, told the Chronicle: “I’m obviously going into the game hoping that Leicester win but I’d hate if a win would mean Keith Hill being sacked and, to be honest, I don’t think he will be.
“He’s a very good manager and Barnsley fans need to keep believing in him and the players.
Him and Flicker are 100 per cent the right team to get Barnsley out of the mess they’re currently in.“I was there on loan and had an enjoyable time at Barnsley. Keith is a brilliant manager and his backroom staff know how to get the best out of players.
“I was sad to leave Barnsley but I had to listen to what the Manchester United manager was saying and now I’m having an enjoyable time at Leicester City in the Championship.”