Leicester City have played two matches out of the four so far in their pre-season campaign. The Foxes have been unable to win either of their first two clashes after a penalty loss to Burton Albion and a narrow 1-0 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers.
Despite their two losses so far, the friendlies have given the youngsters a chance to impress Brendan Rodgers, as they look to graduate from the academy into the first team. Players at senior level, such as Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury, will be inspirations to the academy players.
Here is some of the brightest talents that have been on display so far in Leicester’s pre-season games:
Young 18-year-old, Tawanda Maswanhise, has impressed the Foxes fans so far in the two games he’s played, playing 45 minutes in either game. The young winger is direct and he adds pace and energy on the left-wing. The England international has played the role of Barnes, who has been absent since his injury against Liverpool.
With Leicester not having any other options in the left midfield role, bar Barnes, Rodgers may be weighing up his option to add the youngster to the squad. This would also save money for the club, not having to go and buy a player.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is set to be the next big thing for the Foxes, with the home-grown player expected to break into the starting 11 in the coming years. The central midfielder played on loan at Luton Town last season, he quickly became a fan’s favourite, with Dewsbury-Hall picking up three assists and four goals in the Sky Bet Championship.
The youngster looks sharp on the ball and is always on the lookout to try and carry the ball forward. After a positive start to pre-season, he’ll be hoping that he can challenge James Maddison for his spot next season.
Dewsbury-Hall picked up an astonishing four trophies at the end of the season at his loan move to Luton. This shows how bright the 22-year-old is and what talent he could bring to the Foxes.
The 21-year-old Thailand international, Thanawat Suengchitthawon, is another player from the academy who has impressed. After playing the second half against Burton Albion, the attacking midfielder looked bright and looked dangerous going into the opposition half. Despite missing his penalty, Suengchitthawon made a good impression to the Foxes fans.
It was a short but sweet appearance for the youngster against Wycombe Wanderers, after being forced off by injury around 15 minutes in to the second period. It was a real shame for the former AS Nancy player, as he made a positive start to his days at the Foxes.
Both him and the Leicester fans will be hoping that the injury isn't too serious for the 21-year-old, as he hopes he can return for the game coming up on Saturday.