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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall receives Rodgers’ backing

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The Leicester City midfielder has started eight of the club’s last nine games in all competitions. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was given chances against Napoli, Man City and in both games against Liverpool

Manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the 23-year-old is part of a core that will stabilise the club. 

Dewsbury-Hall broke into the first team earlier this December and has only missed one of nine games since. The midfielder missed the FA Cup game against Watford in which he was injured. 

BRENDAN RODGERS ON LEICESTER PROSPECTS

The Shepshed-born midfielder has received the manager’s backing, along with other players. The Foxes’ manager had this to say about his player in an interview with LCFC TV:

“Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been outstanding since he’s come in and looks a ready-made Premier League player, but he knows he has to keep working and stay focused and keep improving.”

When asked about academy prospects, Rodgers continued:

“These are guys who, having come through the system, are getting the opportunity to play at the very highest level. It’s a core of players we’re building that will hopefully stabilise the club over the next number of years.”

EFFORTS PAYING OFF FOR KIERNAN DEWSBURY-HALL

The midfielder recently got his first Premier League to start at 23. The youngster had to patiently wait for his chance as he went out on loan on two occasions. After spells at Blackpool in League One and Lutton in the Championship, the Englishman has returned to make the Leicester squad his own.

Dewsbury-Hall has stepped things up and there are big things to come for the midfielder. When asked about his experience so far, the centre mid had this to say:

“I have overcome a lot of hurdles to get to this point and that has helped me. I feel really comfortable playing in the Premier League now.”

“It is quite early in my career in the Premier League, but I don’t feel daunted and feel like you need that confidence going onto the pitch because that’s how you play your best football. You don’t want to feel like you’re out of your depth because that’s when you start not playing well.”

“I’m going onto the pitch and I’m just expressing myself, being confident, and I feel at home. Long may that continue and I keep improving.”

Leicester will be up against Nottingham Forest next in Round 4 of the FA Cup. The young midfielder is expected to start in what will be his 9th appearance in the last 10 games.

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