Ben Nelson

Young Defender Ben Nelson Joins Rochdale On Loan

Promising young defender Ben Nelson will spend the 2022/23 season on loan with Sky Bet League 2 side Rochdale, subject to league approval.

- Eighteen-year-old Ben Nelson joins Rochdale on season-long loan
- Defender was named Academy Player of the Season in 2020/21
- He is a product of Leicester City’s Academy

The 18-year-old England youth international has risen through the ranks of Leicester City’s Academy to become a key performer in the Club’s Development Squad in recent seasons.

Nelson appeared first appeared in Brendan Rodgers’ First Team squad for European fixtures during the Club’s 2020/21 UEFA Europa League campaign and went on to be named Academy Player of the Season that same year.

His progression will now continue with Robbie Stockdale’s Rochdale side in League 2, where the team will start the campaign away to Gillingham on Saturday 6 August before hosting Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup first round three days later.

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