Our View: Leicester City should give U23s stars Admiral Muskwe and George Hirst senior game time – HITC – Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music
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The Leicester City U23s duo have scored 10 goals between them in their last eight games – surely food for thought for the Foxes first-team boss.
While the Leicester City first team is doing superbly under Brendan Rodgers, the Foxes Under-23s are also doing well, securing a spot in the third round of the EFL Trophy.
Steve Beaglehole’s charges made it seven wins in a row following a 3-0 hammering of Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday night, while the King Power Stadium seniors were also extending their winning streak.
Admiral Muskwe scored twice at the Keepmoat Stadium to help Leicester’s U23s convincingly reach round three of the competition, while strike partner George Hirst was also on target late on.
Both players have been in superb form recently, with Zimbabwe international Muskwe, 21, boasting three goals in his last two games, while Hirst, 20, has seven in his last eight, according to Soccerway.
Muskwe has also already won two caps for the Warriors, scoring in their World Cup qualifying first round second leg against Somalia (Transfermarkt).
His teammate, the son of Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst, has been prolific at England Under-20 level, with seven in 13 games (Transfermarkt), and was on Manchester United’s radar last year (The Sun).
The gulf between development / reserve football and senior football is admittedly not that small, but with an FA Cup home clash against Championship Wigan coming up and Leicester doing well in the league, could Rodgers potentially find room to name one or both on the bench and bring them on when a game has been killed off?
Leicester’s U23s currently sit fourth in the Premier League 2 first division table, just three points off top-placed Chelsea, while in the EFL Trophy, the Foxes will discover their next opponents on Thursday night, when the draw for the third round takes place.
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