Rodgers reveals why he dropped Ward and if Iversen now No.1

Daniel Iversen of Leicester City (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers dropped No 1 Danny Ward and gave Daniel Iversen his first Premier League match. Here is what the gaffer had to say.

The King Power side remain lurched in a relegation battle after a poor run of results – mostly losses – has seen them slip once more to just above the drop zone. The Foxes desperately need to improve if they are to escape the battle at the bottom.

Two areas of heightened scrutiny have been the goalkeeper and the coach. With club legend Kasper Schmeichel sold to Nice, supporters were split on whether to stick with Ward & Iversen or bring in a new No. 1. They did sign a goalkeeper – Alex Smithies – but it was clear that Ward was to be given a chance. He was, and after the poor run of form, has been dropped to give the Danish goalkeeper an opportunity to play.

Leicester City supporters and stats

Before looking at Rodgers’ self-identified reasoning, it is important to understand what supporters and the stats tell us about the Welshman and what Iversen could do differently. Primarily, it has been felt that the shot-stopper has not pulled off too many difficult saves, only really doing well when faced with simple shots.