England U19s Fox getting close to Leicester debut

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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An England Under-19 Fox is getting close to his Leicester City debut. At King Power Stadium they highly rate midfielder Sammy Braybrooke.

Braybrooke certainly looks a talent and is another promoted from the Leicester City Academy in recent times. To follow in other successful contemporary stars’ footsteps at a Premier League club is not easy, at all. The focus, talent, work ethic and commitment required is astonishing. The football showcased must also be top tier, so a full package is needed.

From what his coaches, senior Foxes and fellow young professionals have said of the midfielder, he possesses these qualities. To encapsulate the 18-year-old, the phrase ‘complete midfielder’ comes to mind. Evidently Braybrooke has been described as a defensive midfield man, though I believe that sells his skill set rather short.

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Essentially I see him as more of a No.8, in a similar capacity to Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: box to box with something to add in all departments. Though the Leicester pair are different, with Dewsbury-Hall arguably more forward-thinking. However, there is no reason why Braybrooke’s game cannot develop; there is nothing wrong with aiming for the heights of a Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, or even Esteban Cambiasso!

The youthful Fox also stars internationally for England Under-19s; notching two assists in one match a little over two weeks ago. No wonder LCFC manager Brendan Rodgers has his eye on Braybrooke, with a possible first team debut soon. The latter has been on the King Power outfit’s bench recently, and now the Northern Irishman has said this:

"“If there was a moment to bring [Braybrooke] into the game, I would have had no hesitation doing that.”Leicestershire Live"

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Foxes of Leicester will now detail and discuss City injury news, as manager Brendan Rodgers gives updates on five Foxes. First of all, captain of the east Midlands outfit, Evans, will receive a fitness test prior to the Crystal Palace fixture but there is a doubt over his name.

Fans would hope this means another chance for Caglar Soyuncu, yet with Rodgers at the helm this development feels unlikely. Holding a grudge is generally unhealthy, in football management that bitterness is often detrimental to the XI. So expect Daniel Amartey to return to the starting lineup vs the Eagles.

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Castagne was passed fit for the Foxes, along with Mendy and Praet both coming back to training. Although Ndidi will be unavailable for around another fortnight.