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NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - November 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to equal Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James' Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Gary Neville has challenged Jamie Vardy to keep up his current form when Leicester City face the bigger teams in the Premier League over the next few fixtures.

The English striker is currently the leading goalscorer in the league with 13 goals.

Claudio Ranieri’s men face Manchester United, Everton, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in their upcoming fixtures in the league.

“There are questions we have to ask moving forward about Vardy, because there’s no way teams will be as bad as Newcastle’s defence were on Saturday, particularly in these next six games which are tough,”  Neville told Sky Sports.

“He’s going to get marked tighter and he’ll have less space.

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - November 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates with Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City after scoring to equal Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James' Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom.  (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – November 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates with Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City after scoring to equal Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James’ Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

“What you have to consider about certain players is: can they play in tight areas, can they play when it’s quicker like five-a-side?

“Sometimes players like Jamie Vardy can become a little bit exposed because you always think of them running in behind but he’s got a good touch, a much better touch than people give him credit for.

“I think he can play in tight areas but I think in the next few weeks against the top defences is where we’ll really see whether he can adapt and adjust when other teams will give him a lot more respect than other teams are at the moment.”