Callum Wright and George Hirst are both Leicester property and seen as possible inclusions in a 25 men squad this season. Wright was on show vs. Notts County and we did see a player who was match fit and ready to make his mark.
George Hirst will go into this campaign with a bit of the same showing class in League One with Portsmouth last season scoring a total of 15 goals in 46 apperances.
Instead of using millions on fringe players and seeing them fall in form without any first team match fitness and just given time to train is a deadly scenario for players. To build on your own players looks much better as they will at least see a chance like this as top motivation.
Callum Wright and George Hirst both have the qualities to shine. Their presence at Cheltenham and Portsmouth to show for. We have seen the terrible use of money on foreign stars not really settling as they are dragged into a difficult situation living in Leicester and see themselves lost and demotivated.
Callum Wright is a great alternative and cover for players either on the flank or in a midfield area position. He will be a grand alternative instead of buying Ademola Lookman for £14million and just use him as a cover for those in line for the first eleven, and from that position all up to the player himself to show.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is a good example of how Leicester should go about bringing on their own talent after good loan spells out at Luton and Blackpool. TCF do not rate KDH as highly as everyone else does, but as a squad player he is a very good alternative and one that can grow, but still lack a momentum to bring football games to bed with a clever pass or a vital goal. Would have loved him to show his quality against Notts County, but he was silent and seldom involved when a goal is scored. Hopefully we will see progress in his play.
Wright and Hirst would be two very good additions to a 25 men squad and hopefully we will see this path to follow for more players as we do see the gain of sending development players out on loan and bringing them back more grown and ready for their next challenge.
Leicester do have a dilemma regarding goalkeepers as well with Daniel Iversen and Jakub Stolarczyk both to be considered as third choice. Both players spent time out on loan last season and did well at Preston (DI) and Dunfirmline (JS).
Daniel Iversen has stepped up to become a full international squad alternative for Denmark and Jakub Stolarczyk is certainly a player to count. He is a clever shot stopper and one to count.
We do believe that getting that special and good squad mix you need to include players from your own ranks. The squad should not be full of fringe alternatives signed for just being covers. This is the wrong signal effect on development players as Leicester again will struggle to attract the correct type of talent.
Leicester going forward needs to address the importance of a good bridge between the development squad and the first team as future cannot be decided on money thrown out in different directions, and as we see today having difficulties to sign what is needed and sell at the correct price.
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