Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho is in line to make his 10th Carabao Cup appearance with Leicester City when they host his former team, Manchester City in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash at the King Power Stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Iheanacho who has made nine appearances in the Carabao Cup since he made his debut in the competition with Manchester City where he made three appearances scoring twice will be targeting his fifth appearance (fourth start and his third goal in the competition) against Pep Guardiola’s side.
His compatriot Wilfred Ndidi hopes to make his fourth appearance in the competition. Ndidi who turned 22 on Sunday has featured in all 17 Premier League matches for Leicester City who are without a win in their last three games this season.
Meanwhile, Claude Puel has confirmed he is not looking to bring in a striker in the January transfer window.
Puel told Leicester Mercury that if he dipped into the transfer market in January it would send the wrong signal to the young players he is nurturing, like 22-year-old striker Iheanacho.
The Super Eagles star has struggled in front of goal in the English Premer League this campaign scoring just a goal in 16 league games for the Foxes who are 12th in the English top-flight table.
His only goal so far this season came in Leicester’s 3-1 defeat of Huddersfield Town back in September.
“If we didn’t give confidence to our young players to develop and grow with the team it would be not the right project for the club,” Puel told Leicester Mercury.
“We need to find the right balance between developing the squad and getting results.
“It is important to put in place what we need to improve the team for the next season and for the future. At the moment it is important to keep our focus on this club and we have a lot of quality and I am happy with this squad.
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