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Leicester’s Schlupp relishing new left-back role with Dyer

Jeff Schlupp

Jeffrey Schlupp, Ghana & Leicester

The Ghana international is content with his new role as a rearguard, especially when he partners with team-mate Lloyd Dyer, who is having a great deal of influence on him

Ghana striker-turned-defender Jeff Schlupp has hailed the impact of team-mate Lloyd Dyer on his personal development, especially at his new left-back position.

The Ghanaian is a striker by trade and partnered David Nugent in attack in the defeat against Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago. However, Schlupp has been utilised predominantly at first-team level at full-back, where he has partnered Dyer down the left wing.

The two have provided plenty of pace and power down the flank, and Schlupp said Dyer had been a great influence on him and Leicester City's good start to the season.

“I love to get forward, especially when I am playing with Lloyd Dyer on the wing because we can interchange," said the 20-year-old. “He always fills in for me, which gives me the freedom to go forward.”

“Lloyd is always a threat. He is always up there with the assists but he is also scoring a few this season, which is a bonus. For both of us, a key part of our game is our pace. It must frighten a lot of defenders when they see the team sheet and both me and Lloyd are down the left.”

Schlupp added: “It is a real bonus for the team, as well, to be a threat all game. When I play with Lloyd, I get the freedom to roam and almost play as a winger. It is really good.”

Schlupp, who was born to Ghanaian parents in Germany but raised in England, has one Ghana cap to his name.