To get into the first eleven at Leicester City is a battle at the moment and despite using millions on academies and development you seldom see a recruit coming through with managers under constant threat of deliver wins week in and week out.
Sadly many great talents vanish and move on to different trades or amateur football. Some might see education and other type of work to be possible and decides to switch careers when things are not going in the right direction.
But for some and a few you might not really remember much from Leicester City they are still doing well in football and could again turn up at the very highest level some day. One of them are Cedric Kipre. A former academy player at Leicester City who got a chance to play at SPL level with Motherwell, joining them as a 20 year old and since taken the step and become a U.23 international with Ivory Coast.
Kipre attracted interest from EFL Championship club Wigan Athletic and after a year up north joined Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, and has since shined and been a success at DW Stadium. This is just phenomenal and we wish the now 23 year old a great life in football, and maybe someday he will get a chance in Premier League action.
Other players a bit on the fringe at Leicester City, such as Callum Elder and Josh Knight can also look at a great season so far, doing well at Hull City and Peterborough United. Josh is still with Leicester City as he is currently loaned out for the season, being at Abax Stadium for a second spell. Darren Ferguson did see the “playmaker” in Knight and has played him in a central midfield role, something not really being talked about during his days at Leicester City.
Josh is still only 22 years of age and maybe Brendan Rodgers could see a future for him at Leicester City, and his “long legs” and type of play might be ideal in the way Leicester City are playing at the moment, so hopefully we could see him better when returning to King Power. But in football we know that playing at a “lower level” can be blending and not rally comparable to Premier League action.
Callum Elder and Cedric Kipre are both doing well after leaving Leicester City, but with Josh Knight it still might be a lifeline and a way back to a life at the club, and with the club still “short” in the position of a central defender or a defensive alternative if Wilfred Ndidi would be out for some reason as we have seen this season.