Leicester City’s Claude Puel hints at No. 10 role for Iheanacho

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The Foxes’ boss has suggested that he could use the Nigeria international as the team's playmaker, with Shinji Okazaki also an option

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has hinted at the number 10 role for Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigeria international played in the position for the King Power Stadium outfit against Southampton in their last English Premier League outing before he was replaced in the second half.

The French tactician has previously tried Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray in the spot but they were returned to the natural positiions on the flanks.

However, with four games before the end of the season, the Foxes boss is hoping that both Shinji Okazaki and Iheanacho can have a run to lay claim to the position.

“I think until the end of the season it will be an opportunity for different players to play and take some habits, perhaps to give a good solution,” Puel told Leicester Mercury.

“We know all the hard work from Okazaki, for example and, in the last game, Kele had good intensity and quality.

“Yes, Kele is a young player he can have game time, he can improve and give a good option for the future.

“We will see. We have different options and it is interesting to try.”

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The 21-year-old has scored five goals in 23 appearances this season, involving ten starts across all competitions.

He will be looking to be in the starting lineup when Leicester travel to Selhurst Park to keep a date with Crystal Palace on April 28.

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