The 3 Leicester Under-23 players promoted to first team for Napoli clash

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Ben Nelson of Leicester City (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Following an outbreak of covid and illness in the Leicester City squad, three youth players have been promoted to the Foxes first team for the Napoli clash.

Seven of Leicester’s personnel who were eligible for the Europa League contest in Naples have not travelled with the rest of the roster due to coronavirus and illness. This includes three members of staff, according to Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.

The UEL fixture against the Italians is particularly important as the Group is so tight, any club could possibly top it. Napoli have injuries and absences of their own to contend with, yet the encounter should still be a particularly exciting one. That especially goes for neutral viewers, as Foxes and Azzurri (Blues) supporters will surely be on the edge of their seats for 90 minutes in a worried sense.

In the east Midlands outfit’s camp this match, in part because of the omission of unavailable men, are three Under-23 players. With the meeting still expected to be conducted, they are: Oli Ewing, Kasey McAtee and Ben Nelson.

Ewing came from Fulham a couple of years ago, and is an 18 year old midfielder. Meanwhile Nelson is only age-17 and plays as a centre-back. Finally, McAtee, 20, can be deployed as a “central midfield, on either wing or as a second striker.”

Leicester City player now owner with club path sorted

Jamie Vardy’s Rochester New York Football Club will compete in the new MLS Next Pro – an American feeder league for the MLS – in 2022. Vardy purchased a minority stake in the team from USA earlier in the year.

Despite being founded in 1996, the side hasn’t competed since 2017. When he took joint ownership, the striker thanked Leicester City FC for allowing him to undertake the venture whilst still a Fox. He’s also expressed recently how excited he, the staff, players and Rochester are to get underway in a “league full of opportunity“.