Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Two In, Two Out in the Foxes Defence

  The past couple of weeks have seen two defenders leave the Leicester City defence and two arrive, not quite taking their place but to some effect.  

The new signings at the Walkers Stadium. (lcfc.com)

  Curtis Davies, on loan from Premier League Aston Villa, put in some good centre-back performances but has faded away now and is looking to move to another top flight team permanently.  Greg Cunningham, a promising teenage left-back on loan from Manchester City, broke his leg in the win over Hull City last weekend and has gone back to Manchester to recover.  However, in come Ben Mee and Souleymane Bamba.

Ben Mee
  On loan from Manchester City for the rest of the season, Ben Mee is a 21 year old central defender who has been capped for England at U18 and U21 and captained the Man City Academy side.  He has played for the first team during their pre-season and Carling Cup adventures and is highly looked upon in Manchester, having signed a recent deal on his contract there.

Sol Bamba
  Signing permanently from Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, Sol Bamba is another central defender who can play at left back if needed.  He is an experienced international player with his country, the Ivory Coast, having played under Sven in the 2010 World Cup, and has played in Europe recently with Hibernian.  At six foot three, he is a big defender and apparently very vocal!

  The newly reunited central defence of Jack Hobbs and Michael Morrison have done quite well in the last couple of matches, conceding just one goal, in one of the leakiest defences in the league.  These two signings will hopefully give some added experience and competition to the defence and plug up those gaps.