Looking at Liverpool and Man City it is the best way as you try to adapt to a certain system and rotation and of course moving up the stairs as TCF believe the club have the capacity and ability to compete with the players available.
Players must be respected and new signings must never be believed to be set in a situation that will see them missing out on half seasons as they are not seen listed.
Fans might give a damn in everything and just say that players can dry up in the shadows of Seagrave, but that will be fatal going forward as players talk and will of course see themselves betrayed.
Managers in football such as Pep and Klopp do have their eyes on everything as they carefully build their future, looks one or two steps in front and as we can see, Man City sold Sterling and Jesus and brought in two younger alternatives in Haaland and Phillips.
Klopp made clever acts himself as he gave space letting Mane move on. You have to make brave decisions and always have an eye on what is going to happen. Leicester are at this moment above Liverpool and Man Utd in the Premier League table, but still have heavy issues to solve going forward.
Tawanda Maswanhise is a name to look at, turning 20 years of age later in the year. He made his presence clear vs. Spurs in the 2-2 clash on Seagrave on Monday. He is usually used wide, but can also play in a top forward role and shows how he is adaptable to those settings as players playing up front in a three man forward line needs to be fluid and adaptable going wide and in to the centre.
He is ready Tawanda Maswanhise as he showed last pre-season that he can play against and with full proven first teamers. His pace is special and his presence would be interesting to look at, but it looks as if Brendan Rodgers does not have him in his book.
Instead of just dropping into a situation when you have no cover for Harvey Barnes you need to find the best replacement for such a man and Tawanda Maswanhise would fit that picture. Instead you have so many alternatives to use that does not fit the cover you need.
Brendan Rodgers need to have a settled unit and get rid of fringe players as he builds his system. He should not shuffle James Maddison in and out of different positions but let him be the third man alongside KDH and Ndidi in that midfield area. Mendy, Praet and Tielemans would all be possible covers for those three midfield positions. Choudhury is out and gone to Watford, Soumare could also see his days at the club numbered, despite having a good pre-season. If Soumare leaves it will be space for Sammy Braybrooke to be a fringe alternative.
We would like to see more players form the development environment getting to prove themselves and the first team group being reduced to a number that makes it possible to just let that core of players rotate as the team counts 16 to 18.
To have covers for this and that and pay millions in salaries does not add up and will over time make you struggle as a club. The contracts as well is an issue and of course a financial base of revenue most mirror the squad and the salaries to be paid.
To have a space to fill in January with one of two additions possible should be in place and not based on bodies being available to ship out to other clubs.
To get Leicester closer to the top one signing might be needed of a flank player, but as we have said Tawanda Maswanhise must be the first priority as his presence must be valued.
Here is our squad
- Danny Ward
- Daniel Iversen
- Jakub Stolarczyk
- Ricardo Pereira
- Timothy Castagne
- James Justin
- Jonny Evans
- Caglar Soyuncu !
- Wesley Fofana !
- Luke Thomas *
- Paul Appiah *
- Jannik Vestergaard !
- Ryan Bertrand !
- Daniel Amartey
- Papy Mendy
- Dennis Praet
- Youri Tielemans !
- James Maddison
- Wilfred Ndidi
- Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
- Bouba Soumare !
- Sammy Braybrooke *
- George Hirst !
- Tawanda Maswanhise *
- Kelechi Iheanacho
- Patson Daka
- Jamie Vardy
- Marc Albrighton
- Callum Wright !
- Ayoze Perez !
- Harvey Barnes
This is how we see the 25 men squad, and if any players should be signed it should be to bolster the first team starting eleven, not buy possible fringe men should not be allowed and then instead look for a loan for player.
In this picture you have to get more players out as the numbers should add up. The ideal picture would be to at least see four players moved out of those ! This could lead to one signing of a wide man, but those seen in the list of rumours as possible additions are not as good as Tawanda Maswanhise if we count out Pepe, Hudson-Odoi and Madueke. The 19 year old is a massive talent and should be given a chance as his pace and presence in front of goal is worth a try.
The players marked with ! could be sold or loaned out before the transfer window close, and if that occure you need to look at other solutions, but still never underestimate Braybrooke, Appiah and Maswanhise, they are raw quality and will flourish if used in the correct way.
This is also a grand signal to the development department to scale up and see if they can bring their players to a level above their presence. Give younger players a goal, to always play to your best available and not drop into a lower level of your abilty, as it all is in your mind.
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