Player Profiles 2016/17
Daniel Iversen - Goalkeeper
A talented stopper, Denmark youth international Daniel Iversen joined the Club in January 2016 from Esbjerg for an undisclosed fee and immediately impressed for the Development Squad. His shot-stopping ability sees him widely regarded as one of the most promising young goalkeepers at Under-23s level.
Max Bramley - Goalkeeper
Goalkeeper Max Bramley enjoyed a successful campaign with the Club’s Under-18s before making the step up to the Development Squad on several occasions last term. This season, Bramley has represented the Foxes during their maiden UEFA Youth League appearance.
Cedric Kipre - Defender
Powerful centre back Cedric Kipre is a commanding force at the heart of defence. His excellent aerial ability and eye for a tackle makes him a valuable asset to the Development Squad. During the 2016/17 campaign, he has continued to be a reliable figure for Steve Beaglehole's men.
Alex Pascanu - Defender
Having emerged from the City Under-18s squad, Alex Pascanu's rise within the ranks at Belvoir Drive has continued in earnest during 2016/17. After impressing in the UEFA Youth League, the Romanian youth international, pictured above, has now cemented a place in the Development Squad as well.
Josh Knight - Defender
Josh Knight is another imposing centre-half that has progressed well through the Club’s Academy set up and is now enjoying his first full season with the Development Squad. In February 2017, he found the net during a thrilling 2-1 victory over Arsenal in Premier League 2 after a strong debut season.
Callum Elder - Defender
A left-back that can also operate at centre-half, Australian youth international Callum Elder joined the Foxes in 2013. Elder signed a new deal to keep him at the Club until June 2019 and has since joined Championship outfit Barnsley on loan, having previously spent time out at Mansfield Town, Peterborough United and Brentford.
Elliott Moore - Defender
A key member of the Under-18s side that became only the second in the Club’s history to make it to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup during the 2014/15 campaign, Elliott Moore is a tough-tackling centre-back. An England youth international, Moore also played a major role in the Development Squad’s Hong Kong Soccer Sevens Shield victory back in May 2016.
Darnell Johnson - Defender
Able to operate at either right-back or centre-back, defender Darnell Johnson, above, is blessed with natural power and pace. Johnson is also the godson of Academy graduate and former striker Emile Heskey. During the 2016/17 season, he has become a regular in Steve Beaglehole's starting line-up and represented the Club at the Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup in Germany.
Conor Wood - Defender
With raw pace and an industrious nature, Conor Wood has been a regular starter for the City Under-23s squad in recent times. Usually playing on the opposite side of Alex Pascanu in left-back, Wood can also line-up on the flanks if called upon by manager Steve Beaglehole.
Matty Miles - Midfielder
Having played in the centre of midfield for the Club’s Under-18s, Matty Miles has since adapted into a role that often sees him play at right-back or right midfield. Effective from both positions, Miles was another key figure for the Development Squad during their Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success at the end of last term.
Harvey Barnes - Midfielder
With quick feet and the ability to score superb solo goals, midfielder Harvey Barnes, above, is a rising star. Impressive at the 2016 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens, Barnes excelled to such an extent during his first full season within the Development Squad that he appeared for the senior squad away to Porto in the UEFA Champions League. He is now on loan at Sky Bet League 1 side MK Dons.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall - Midfielder
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has climbed into contention for the Development Squad during 2016/17 after a string of memorable displays for the Under-18s. With a keen eye for goal and a never-say-die attitude, Dewsbury-Hall is highly thought of by all at the LCFC Academy. He was also a key part of the side which reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup this season.
Liandro Martis - Midfielder
A Curacao international who previously had a trial at Manchester United, Liandro Martis signed for the Club during the summer of 2016. Sidelined with injury for much of the 2016/17 season, Martis has already shown glimpses of his talent during his short stay with the Foxes and is thought of as a promising talent for future seasons at King Power Stadium.
Hamza Choudhury - Midfielder
A tough-tackling talent in the centre of midfield, Hamza Choudhury often acts as a defensive guard in front of the back line. His performances last term saw him secure a loan move League 1 outfit Burton Albion, helping them gain promotion to the Sky Bet Championship. After signing a new four-year deal with the Club, he re-joined Burton on loan last summer before returning in January.
Admiral Muskwe - Striker
Striker Admiral Muskwe enjoyed a fine 2015/16 campaign, hitting double figures for the Club’s Under-18s, including back-to-back hat-tricks, before making the step up to the Development Squad. Muskwe scored on his first start for Steve Beaglehole’s outfit and scored a brace at both Nottingham Forest and Sunderland before suffering an injury in March.
Kairo Mitchell - Striker
A frontman with plenty of power, Kairo Mitchell hit productive goalscoring form for the Club’s Under-18s during the 2015/16 campaign, before making several appearances for Steve Beaglehole’s side in Premier League 2, as well as the 2016 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens. He is always a threat whenever selected for the Development Squad.
Layton Ndukwu - Striker
Another England youth international within the Development Squad’s ranks is Layton Ndukwu, above, who hit a treble for the Young Lions’ Under-17s side back in October 2014. With bags of pace and trickery, Ndukwu can operate on the wing or through the middle. He also scored from the half-way line against Liverpool in December 2016.
Raul Uche - Striker
Striker Raul Uche joined the Foxes from Rayo Vallecano on a four-year deal in the summer of 2016 after scoring some stunning goals for the Spanish outfit. Uche has already added a significant goalscoring threat to an already talented set of Development Squad attackers during his short stint with the Club.
Josh Gordon - Striker
Josh Gordon is a powerful forward known for his direct playing style. He signed at King Power Stadium in April 2017 from Stafford Rangers after spending a short spell on trial with Steve Beaglehole’s Under-23s squad. Gordon was a prolific attacking outlet for Stafford before joining City with 11 goals in 2016/17 in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.