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Leicester City’s Plans for Homegrown Starlet

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall back in training at Leicester City in May after a season on loan at Luton Town

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is expected to be given a chance to catch Brendan Rodgers’ eye in pre-season at Leicester City.

The 22-year-old midfielder has enhanced his reputation as a progressive midfielder during a season on loan under Nathan Jones’ Luton Town in the Championship.

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He chipped in with six assists and three goals - and those statistics are tipped to improve as he gains experience.

Now he will head back to his parent club, where Rodgers will assess his progress at close hand, particularly while senior men are still away on international duty due to Euro 2020.

Mick Harford, Luton Town’s Assistant manager hails the 22 year old as the next Youri Tielemans, here’s what he told at an interview with the Athletic.

“He will go into the squad in pre-season and Brendan will have a look at him. His loan with us will stand him in good stead, and he goes back in a good place.”

“It is up to Kiernan to kick on and produce the goods. It is all in his hands now and I am sure after his successful loan here that they will have a proper good look at him, and I believe he can do it, yes.

“He is more attack-minded than defensive-minded, and that is probably an area of his game he will improve and learn. He is more of a number eight, breaking forward and getting into the box, with or without the ball, anticipation around the box. He has a good shot on him, and we believe he can score goals.”

“He is a great character, faultless. He fitted in well. He is a credit to Leicester City, himself and his family.”

“He has a great range of passing and the number of diagonal balls he played from the left side of our diamond out to the right of the attack, with great accuracy, was tremendous,” said the supporters’ trust’s Kevin Harper.

“You could put a showreel of them together and they were all pinpoint. On a dime.”

With Most of the Leicester City squad on International Duty, Rodgers can take his time to scrutinize Dewsbury Hall in the preseason and see if he is any fit for the current City team.

Brendan Rodgers has been clear that he wants to have a ‘good look’ at Kiernan.

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Chiedozie Ogbene of Rotherham United battles for possession with Josh Knight of Wycombe Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers
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Other Fox Loanees who have showed their worth the past season are Josh Knight, who earned the Player of the Season at Wycombe and goalkeeper Daniel Iverson on loan at Preston.

Poll

Who Would you like to see make it to the Foxes’s First Team Squad next season?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
    (43 votes)
  • 6%
    Josh Knight
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Daniel Iverson
    (1 vote)
47 votes total Vote Now