Leicester in two wins on a Saturday vs. Preston and Derby as players looks to progress in heavy steps

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We all know the depth of the current Leicester squad and as earlier said the total amount of quality players are too many as Brendan Rodgers do have a delicate problem to solve.

League One is this season the reality for Derby who did struggle to compete with the line-up set up at Pride Park for a good local friendly.

The team pick for Derby included Tielemans, Soyuncu, Castagne, Mendy, Iheanacho, Praet and Daka as a few and we all know the qualities of those players as they started well being. A number of good attempts and heavy pressure from start and eventually a few goals.

Leicester had to wait 2nd half before goals appeared. Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring after 55 minutes. Derby equalized in the 65th. Patson Daka then scored in the 79th and lovely to see Callum Wright finishing the goals and settling a 3-1 win late on 2nd half.

The other unit had taken the trip to Preston and a strong Leicester side entered the field at Deepdale and they were on the pedal from start. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring after 12 minutes being played through with a clever pass from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

Harvey Barnes has been in good form during pre-season and to see him scoring the 2nd after 18 minutes made perfect sense. Kasper Schmeichel was back in goal and played the first half being replaced at half time by Daniel Iversen as he got valuable minutes in his return to Deepdale. Ayoze Perez was the other sub on show as he replaced Marc Albrighton and go valuable minutes as well.

Looking at the two games in perspective it is always great to see Leicester win, but still a bit difficult for fans to come to terms with that the club can play two football teams with such fantastic quality and yet not probably have the quality needed to be a top four contender.

There are some promising signs as Jamie Vardy looks to come into the season fresh and ready. Harvey Barnes and James Maddison looks sharper than ever. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall hopefully will evolve as he will be important given a lot of trust from his manager.

With all transfer talk regarding a great number of Leicester players and of course also likely that a few of them will leave and vital positions needs cover, KDH will need to lift his game to a level of an England international as his presence needs to address this to keep the team performing as fans and his manager have every belief this will happen.

Callum Wright has also been lively in pre-season as well as Patson Daka who has found the net on three occasons.. Harvey Barnes (3), Jamie Vardy (2), James Maddison (1), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (1), Kelechi Iheanacho (1), Wesley Fofana (1), Callum Wright (1), Patson Daka (3), are the goalscorers of pre-season so far.

As Leicester goes into the last pre-season friendly vs. Sevilla on Saturday the 30th of July it looks good but still also a bit shaky as we do not know what type of moves and changes that will occure until the first game of the season vs. Brentford in two weeks time.


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