Young exciting prospect on Leicester retained list as next season could also be one for international duty

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Ethan Fitzhugh is still only 19 and of course a prospect of the future and a while since we first did see him play in pre-season for the first team. His presence has been frequent at this level but still a player with an interesting path on to the next stage.

He did well in the U.18’s and played regurlarly taking the step up to the U.23’s in 2020. Last season he played 16 league games for the U.23’s and very much part of the results driven forward.

He did get the feeling of first team action when the U.23’s entered the EFL Trophy and played against Fleetwood, Barrow and Accrington being defeated on all occasions. He was played in a role up front or as a second forward to be more precisely.

As a local born player he is of course interesting to follow, but the club looks to have too many players and as we have seen with a few in the past they get opportunities elsewhere and has clmbed above many of their competitors in the Leicester set up. Cedric Kipre, Calvin Bassey and Che Adams are just a few examples of players who was overlooked at Leicester and moved on.

This is a bit of a make or break season for Fitzhugh, turning 20 in November and might be one of those players that could benefit from a loan period out at another club either in League One or League Two. Will be interesting to see how the development will continue.

Ethan Fitzhugh is seen as English but also carry an Irish citizenship and could represent Ireland in the future as they keep a tab on his progress.

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