Leicester kicked off their Premier League 2 2022/23 campaign vs. Spurs at Seagrave yesterday and one player to stick out was new recruit from Aston Villa, Paul Appiah. The 19 year old played alongside Shane Flynn, Iestyn Hughes and his former team mate at Villa, Lewis Brunt, in the back four, as the latter left the field after one half, being absent from games in pre-season and probably a bit from full fitness. Joe Wormleighton replaced Lewis Brunt 2nd half.
Leicester started the game well as Paul Appiah showed his tall presence and good skills in this performance, we are certainly looking forward to more great performances from him.
Leicester have not yet managed to bring in any new faces in the first team set up, but Paul Appiah might be one player that fast can become a key man for Brendan Rogers if injuries strikes. He is a young lively prospect as we could see also picking up his first yellow card of the campaign.
Sammy Braybrooke (18) was also outstanding as the little midfield maestro shows how well he takes of pressure and makes the best passes possible. Tawanda Maswanhise (19) scored one and was influential in the other as his presence is clear to see, he will push for more, and turning 20 later in the year could be an asset to look closer at with little or no wide players in the first team set up, except Harvey Barnes, with so much pace. Maswanhise played on top yesterday, in the absence of Chris Popov, as this youth set up have a very promosing look. Brandon Cover was another player absent, as the young midfielder also wants to take his place.
As Paul Appiah made his debut in PL 2 for Leicester we certainly got good wibes after watching him today. He is a clever defender and luckily it looks as if there is a place in the development squad for him and as the club need to look at these option more often as other clubs decides to say goodbye. To attract talents not getting their future sorted at Villa’s, Man Utd’s, Arsenal’s and Chelsea’s makes it possible for Leicester to bring in quality youngsters being released. Lewis Brunt, Chris Popov, Vontae Daley-Campbell and Andy King are just a few names to mention.
This game and the first team line-up vs. Brentford all gave us a bit of information on players absent as we do believe that a lot will be sorted out by the end of the window.
George Hirst, Brad Young, Jannik Vestergaard, Bouba Soumare, Suengchitthawon, Callum Wright and Josh Eppiah all were absent and are likely moves away either on loan or in full. Hamza Choudhury is another player that has been linked with a departure as West Bromwich and Watford both are said to be keen on a loan for the midfielder.
Leicester line-up on the day; Odunze, Hughes, Brunt, Appiah, Flynn, Braybrooke, Alves, McAteer, Maswanhise, Marcal-Madavidua, Fitzhugh, Subs: T Pennant, K Pennant, Ewing, Wormleighton, Doherty
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