Former Leicester City player joins Premier League club

Everton supporters welcome their club’s team coach prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

As Leicester City sit rock bottom of the Premier League, one of the major contributors to this, frankly woeful start to the season for the Foxes, has been the departure of long time servant of the club, goal keeper Kasper Schmeichel and thus promotion of the number two goal keeper Danny Ward to the first choice spot.

This decision is already looking like a major error on the part of the club and some rumors of Daniel Iversen – the now number two – said to be wanted by other clubs, it may go from bad to worse to potentially catastrophic for the East Midlands club.

Although the Foxes are not the only Premier league club with goal keeper issues currently, as due to the injuries to Jordan Pickford and Andy Lonergan it has forced them to sign the former LCFC back up goal keeper Eldin Jakupovic. The 37-year-old mad only six senior appearances in his five seasons with City in which he left after his contract had run out at the end of the last campaign.

Now for Leicester’s troubles, as previously stated, the decisions that have led to the less than ideal goal keeper situation, are ones that do leave you scratching your head. Yes, Schmeichel had turned 35 and may have potentially started to decline and Rodgers wanting a more modernized goal keeper was almost certainly a factor.

However I think it’s quite naive, or potentially foolish, to have believed that Ward could fill this role. And unsurprisingly he has shown already in this time period – albeit a small sample size – that he is simply nothing more than a No.2.

The lack of a contingency plan all across the board during the summer window were causes for concern for the club. Of course with Martyn Glover – the new head of recruitment – having now officially joined the Foxes, this lack of clear direction will hopefully not occur again for the foreseeable at least. Considering the tremendous job that Glover did at Southampton, LCFC could be in luck.