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.
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.
Callum Elder - Defender
A left back that can also operate at centre half, Australian youth international Callum Elder joined the Foxes in 2013 and has gone on to play a key role for Steve Beaglehole’s outfit. Elder signed a new deal to keep him at the Club until June 2019 and has since joined Championship outfit Brentford on a season-long loan, having previously spent time out at Mansfield Town and Peterborough United.
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.
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 half. An England youth international, Moore also played a major role in the Development Squad’s Hong Kong Soccer Sevens Shield victory back in May.
Josh Knight - Defender
Josh Knight is another imposing centre half that has progressed well through the Club’s Academy set up and is now set for his first full season with the Development Squad.
Darnell Johnson - Defender
Able to operate at either right back or centre back, defender Darnell Johnson is blessed with natural power and pace. Johnson is also the godson of Academy graduate and former striker Emile Heskey.
Michael Cain - Midfielder
Dynamic central midfielder Michael Cain brings with him excellent distribution from the middle of the pitch, as well as an eye for goal, including a brilliant double against Stoke City last term. Cain knows the rigours of the Football League well after impressing in a 38-game spell at Walsall during the 2014/15 campaign. He made his first team debut for the Foxes in their League Cup clash with Shrewsbury Town in August 2014.
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 some superb solo goals, midfielder Harvey Barnes adds significant threat to the Development Squad’s attack. Impressive at the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens, Barnes will now take part in his first full season for Steve Beaglehole’s side.
Brandon Fox - Midfielder
A tricky winger with natural pace, Brandon Fox has too played a major role in both the Under-18s and Development Squad’s set up over the past few seasons.
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, where he earned a Man of the Match award on his first start, before helping them gain promotion to the Championship. Choudhury joined Burton Albion, this time on a season-long loan deal, in August 2016 after signing a new four-year deal with the Club.
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 at King Power Stadium and made an appearance against Oxford United in pre season for Claudio Ranieri’s men this term.
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 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.
Layton Ndukwu - Striker
Another England youth international within the Development Squad’s ranks is Layton Ndukwu, 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.
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 will without doubt add a significant goalscoring threat to an already talented set of Development Squad attackers.