LEICESTER are on course to obliterate the Championship points record as they continue a breathtaking season in the second tier.
The Foxes suffered bitter disappointment on the final day of the 2022/23 campaign as they were relegated from the Premier League after nine years in the top flight.
But they are set to bounce back immediately as they sit 10 points clear of second-place Ipswich after 26 games.
Enzo Maresca‘s men have already accumulated 65 points thanks to 21 wins, two draws and just three defeats.
This means they are projected to finish on 115 points come the end of the season.
The Royals broke the record by just one point, pipping Sunderland‘s tally of 105 from 1998/99.
Only four other Championship sides have reached 100 points.
Newcastle finished on 102 at the end of the 2009/10 season, while Leicester‘s last promotion in 2014 also saw them go up with 102.
Fulham finished 2000/01 with 101 points, while the most recent centurions were Burnley when they managed the same total last season.
And while Leicester are on track to break the record by a huge nine points, they could yet set an even higher bar.
Maresca, a former assistant of Pep Guardiola‘s at Man City, has led his side to a run of seven wins and one draw from their last eight matches.
Their only dropped points in that time came away at fellow promotion-chasing Ipswich.
And with their form only improving, Leicester could yet exceed their projected total of 115 points.
The maximum they could finish with is 125 points if they were to win all of their remaining 20 matches.