Leicester must be regarded among the best on this planet to find talent and fine tuning their recruits as they progress either as a full first team squad member or comes in at the academy. One of the key men around at the moment is former academy man himself, Guy Branston.
His life in football is a massive route of changes from club to club in a career starting at Leicester but before making the grade to become a first team player he was on the move to Rotherham.
Guy was in and around the first team at Leicester. As a tall and robust central defender he was one we all would believe could have made it, but as so many other recruits at this club have experienced life became different. During the years at Leicester from 1997 to 1999 he was out on loan at a great number of places. He made loan spells to Colchester, Rushden & Diamonds, Plymouth, Lincoln and Rotherham and gained good experience from his periods out.
Rotherham decided to buy Guy for a fee of £50.000 and when Leicester manager at the time, Martin O’Neill, accepted the offer it was no way back. Guy spent the next two seasons with Rotherham, playing a total of 99 league games and scoring 13 goals, a monumental tally for a central defender. He was seen as an established player at tier two level in England. A move from The Millers to Sheffield W from there to Oldham and on to Peterborough. Had a brief spell with Notts County then moved to Kettering and from there to Burton, Torquay, Bradford, Aldershot and finishing his career back at Plymouth. During his round around he also played on loan at several places and he must have a book of connections few can match.
He is a back at Leicester at this moment with a fantastic overview of the EFL hopefully being able to spot players for Brendan Rodgers down in the lower leagues and hopefully nurse one or two into the system as we have seen in the past being a grand arena to sport special players.
At the age of 42 he has allready been hired at different positions in football, previously working as a caretaker manager for Chesterfield. Been operational manager at Nuneaton Borough and also tasted life as a chief scout at Notts County.
He is at present the loans manager at Leicester looking after players moving out and of course bringing knowledge back as he will most certainly be looking at several players on his journey in football.
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