Brendan Rodgers has taken charge of just two games so far as Leicester City boss, but it should be slightly alarming for midfielder Hamza Choudhury that he’s yet to feature in the 18-man squad.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a senior breakthrough this campaign after captaining at the club’s youth level and is very highly-rated at the King Power Stadium.
He’s made 15 first-team appearances this campaign so far and a real standout was his no-nonsense displays in December during victories over Chelsea and Manchester City.
But there is healthy competition in the centre of the park for a spot and he’s not been involved in a Premier League game since January.
Rodgers has offered some positive comments on Choudhury ahead of the weekend clash away to Burnley, which should act as a real incentive for the player.
“He’s (Choudhury) a very good young player. He’s not played for me as of yet but I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He’s a young player with a lot of potential,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Leicester fans are keen for academy graduate Choudhury to really establish himself as a first-team regular and he’s certainly not looked overawed when on the big stage.
He’s certainly got a great work-rate and presence in the midfield, with a stunning tackle against Liverpool’s Sadio Mane earlier in the season an example of that.
It must be great for Choudhury to hear comments from the new Leicester manger about his potential and he now needs to show he’s ready to make an impact now.