Derby, Blackburn and Pompey in chase for Leicester striker as pre-season will give Brendan Rodgers clear answers

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George Hirst is back at Leicester and in full action as pre-season continues. Last season we did see Rachid Ghezzal and Daniel Iversen returning and being involved at an early stage with a move to another club being the options as preperations were made.

This summer George Hirst is in a similar situation as his status among clubs in lower tieres are huge and could easily end up as a sell with Brendan Rodgers to decide on his options going forward.

Derby, Blackburn and Pompey are all said to be in the chase for the tall forward who last season had a grand campaign down at Fratton Park. Portsmouth are challenging for a promotion this season building on their 10th place from 2021/22. George Hirst hit the net 13 times in 40 league appearances last season as his form progressed impressively during the season.

Leicester are in need of a player as George Hirst with his tall present being a key. Doubts would of course be his minor involvement in the top flight but as we did see last season Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall took his chance and build on good loan periods at Blackpool and Luton in previous seasons.

George Hirst is seen as a grand talent that Leicester fans would look at in almost the same manner as our local players as he is a graduate from the clubs own system, joining the club from Sheffield Wednesday as a teenager joining the development squad.

We do believe that building the ideal squad of 25 at Leicester it would be a place for George Hirst in the set up, as he brings something to the group that neither Vardy, Daka or Iheanacho would do.

Callum Wright is another player in a similar situation and instead of signing fringe and just put players in the stands it would be better to give both these players a chance to build a future and take on the challenge of first team football at this football club.


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