Hearts

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Hearts have been in brilliant form this season and are currently third in the table. Being a newly promoted team makes it impressive to see such a lift under their manager and former Leicester player Robbie Nielson. Nielsen joined Leicester from Hearts back in 2009 and became the 1000th player to play for the club in a competitive match when he made his debut away at Portman Road vs. Ipswich in August 2009. He has for a number of years been in management first at Hearts. He moved down south and was in charge at MK Dons, before a return up north with Dundee United and again back at Hearts pushing for new heights as week speak.

Craig Levein became an important man in building a bond between the two clubs after bringing down Mark de Vries, Alan Maybury and Patrick Kisnorbo when he came from the same club and took over at Leicester. He also brought in Joe Hamill. All of them made the first team.

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Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town do have a proud history and a number of players have been in both camps. Leicester manager Peter Taylor made a magnificant signing when he brought James Scowcroft to Leicester from Ipswich back in 2001. Scowcroft had done well with The Tractor Boys and had the experience and skills that Leicester were out looking for.

He had played 206 league games and scored 46 goals when he made his £3million move to Leicester. He did well at Leicester helping the club back to the top flight in 2002/03, and before leaving in 2005, playing 133 league games and scoring 24 goals. Scowcroft moved to Coventry and later played for Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient. He did return to Ipswich for a short loan spell playing 9 league games without scoring in 2004.–

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Lincoln City

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Lincoln City had a good last season with former Leicester assistant and caretaker manager Michael Appleton in charge. The team also had a fomer fox on board, Tom Hopper, leading the line. Hopper never appeared in league football for Leicester but has since leaving been around playing a great number of games for clubs such as Scunthorpe, Bury and Southend. To lose out on promotion was sad, but new challenge will be on this season.

Stefan Oakes and Mark Wallington are the past that also had their spells at Cincil Bank, with the midfielder Oakes being at Lincoln from 08 to 10, adding up 43 league games, and this being his last club in EFL football, also having spells at Wycombe, Notts Co and Walsall. The goalkeeper and fox legend Wallington also had his last spell in EFL with Lincoln City playing 88 league games over three years, 1988 to 1991.

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