Matt Piper has admitted that Ipswich Town and Leeds United’s results during the weekend threw Leicester City a lifeline in the automatic promotion race.


Leicester suffered their second defeat on the trot last Friday night when they lost 1-0 at Plymouth Argyle.


However, the Foxes are still second Championship table just a point behind league leaders Ipswich, who only managed a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough, while Leeds lost their first home game of the season against Blackburn Rovers.



Leicester also have a game in hand over both teams and still control their destiny when it comes to getting automatic promotion to the Premier League.


Piper conceded that the results from Ipswich and Leeds got Leicester out of jail following their defeat last week.



He insisted that if any of the three teams string together two good performances now, they will earn automatic promotion.


The former Leicester winger said on the When You’re Smiling Podcast: “The two results from Ipswich and Leeds helped.



“They helped massively.


“No one wants to take that step and take it all because if anyone strung together a couple of performances at the minute, they would do.”


Leicester will play their game in hand this Saturday when they will take on West Brom at the King Power Stadium.