Leicester U.21 looks strengthened with England U.19 international returning from difficult Rochdale loan spell

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Ben Nelson has returned to Leicester after a difficult loan spell at Rochdale. He was supposed to have stayed for the rest of the season, but the clubs have agreed on cutting it short and giving the England U.19 international a chance to return.

A bit surprised to see a club of Rochdale’s standards not able to get the best out of a player that in the summer was linked with a possible move to Manchester City. He is seen as a top quality defender, but this move must have been a mismatch for both parties.

Ben Nelson returns with a lesson learned as 10 league games were to count. He started just 7 of them and must have been frustrated with the lack of action. He has not yet made his Leicester league debut, but was last season named in the playing squad on 3 occasions.

Ben Nelson has not been able to shine as expected, but the young talented defender could soon be in the frame for a chance at least on the bench for Leicester in the upcoming games as we all know how the injury situation is at the moment.

We will probably not see him moving out again this season as a loan spell to the bottom of League 2 not going as planned, might not trigger the buttons of other clubs, and to see him drop down in fifth tier football would not be expected. The fact that Lewis Brunt could be one to move out, might give Ben Nelson a bit of time to establish himself again in the back alongside Paul Appiah for the U.21’s.


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