VIDEO: Vardy puts checkered past behind him as big boys circle

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This season Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy leads the Premier League with 14 goals in 14 games — which includes setting the record for scoring goals (11) in consecutive games last weekend — but it hasn’t always been a bed of roses for the 28-year-old.

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In the latest PST Extra Jenna Corrado and I look at Vardy’s checkered past and how he had to do things the hard way to rise through the ranks from the eighth tier to the top tier, then initially struggled when making his PL debut last season.

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The troubles which threatened to derail his career now seem to be behind him as plenty of big clubs are reportedly lining up transfer bids for the England international in January.

With filmmakers planning to shoot a motion picture about Vardy’s incredible rise to stardom, above is the lowdown on what the lad from Sheffield has had to go through to get to the top and what could lie ahead both for him and for the surprise package of the PL this season, Leicester City.