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Leicester City’s Loan Contingent

Check out LCFC Loan Eleven

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The closing of the transfer window saw two of Leicester City’s fringe players leave the club for good on permanent transfers: record signing Islam Slimani who left to play at Lyon and Demarai Gray, who left in search of more playing time to play at Bayer Leverkusen.

Apart from these two permanent transfers, for the first time in a long time Leicester City have nearly their whole Under 23’s team, who havent been able to get into the first team, out on loan.

Leicester City has 12 players out on loan - enough to make a loan team of their own.

Check out Leicester City’s Loan Eleven below:

Leicester City’s Loan Eleven

Daniel Iverson – Goal Keeper

Was on loan at OH Leuven until the winter transfer window and was called back and resent on loan to Preston North End. Having impressed at each and every loan club he has been at till now, it seems impressing Preston North End manager Alex Neil was just part of what Daniel Iverson does.

Darnell Johnson – Defender

He spent the first half of the season on loan at Wigan Athletic. Called back he was resent on loan to League One club AFC Wimbledon.

Filip Benkovic – Defender

He spent the first half of the season on loan at Cardiff City where he was unable to make any impact or dislodge their mainstay defenders from the first eleven. This lead to him being called back from his loan spell and resent to OH Leuven, Leceiester City’s sister club in the Belgium league in the hope of him gaining some playing time.

Josh Knight – Defender

He spent the first half of the seaon on loan at Wycombe Wanderers making 19 Championship appearance. Both clubs have been happy with his performances and developments on loan to such an extent that his loan stay has been extended till the end of the season.

Matty James - Midfielder

He spent the first half of the season on loan at Barnsley and now is spending the second half of the season on loan at Coventry City. Having faced a torid time with injuries the last few years he has been an established player for Leicester city before the title winning season. This last loan spell terms the end of this contract with LCFC and without a contract extension it seems his time in Leicester has come to an end.

Kiernan Dewsbury Hall – Midfielder

Joined Luton Town on loan in October 2020, and has been performing so well that there had been calls of calling him back from his loan in event of injury to Dennis Praet. His performances at Luton have had him winning man of the match after man of the match and being regularly named in the Championship team of the week.

Rachid Ghezzal – Winger

Currently on loan to the Turkish club Besiktas, he has been performing well at his on-loan team. He has assisted 8 times in the 11 times he has played, which puts him near the top of the Süper Lig.

Josh Eppiah – Forward

Was sent on loan to OH Leuven at the beginning of the season and will stay till the end of the season in hope of development, playing time and some first team football.

Kamal Sowah – Attacking Midfielder

He is on his fourth season at loan at OH Leuven and has this season taken the Belgian top flight by storm having scored 7 goals and assisted 4. There has been talk of testing him in the English league with the eventual goal of him playing for Leicester City.

Admiral Muskwe – Forward

He joins Under 23’s teammate Josh Knight at Wycombe Wanderers having impressed the manager in his first outing versus Preston North End in the FA Cup 4th road he has showed his scoring ability by scoring in the massive defeat of 7-2 to Brentford who are at the top end of the Championship table.

George Hirst – Forward

Currently on loan at Rotherham, his loan stay was extended till the end of the season.

Callum Wright – Midfielder

Current Under 23’s captain he has just signed by Cheltenham Town on loan till the end of the season.