Schlupp axed from Leicester squad

Soccer News of Sunday, 21 August 2016



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Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp was left out of Leicester City’s squad for their goalless draw against Arsenal on Saturday despite being convinced to stay at the club.

The utility player was forcing a move from the Foxes because of the lack of playing time with the English champions.

However Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri convinced him to stay, resisting four offers from West Brom.

Just a day after it was certain that Schlupp won’t be leaving the Foxes, he was completely left out of the squad that played Arsenal.

The left-back, who can also play behind the strikers, was not even on the bench for the Foxes who have even been depleted with some departures.

This could be a sour point for Schlupp who has been keen on playing matches to boost his chances of playing in Ghana’s starting team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.

The Ghanaian also insists playing in regular matches would make him reach his full potential.

Leicester City (4-4-2): 01 Kasper Schmeichel; 17 Danny Simpson, 06 Robert Huth, 05 Wes Morgan, 28 Christian Fuchs; 26 Riyad Mahrez, 04 Danny Drinkwater, 24 Papy Mendy, 11 Marc Albrighton; 20 Shinji Okazaki, 09 Jamie Vardy.

Subs: 02 Luis Hernandez, 07 Ahmed Musa (for 11 Albrighton 87 mins), 10 Andy King (for 24 Mendy 53 mins), 13 Daniel Amartey, 21 Ron-Robert Zieler, 22 Demarai Gray, 23 Leonardo Ulloa (for 20 Okazaki 67 mins).

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