Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheancho seems set for more significant role at Huddersfield after the youngsters five star performance in under-23s’ win
The 20 year old scored his first Leicester City goal in the under-23s’ win over West Ham
Nigerian has played just 20 first-team minutes so far, no thanks to A toe problem but could feature more heavily at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday after a stand-out display in the under-23s’ win
The £25million signing played 80 minutes for Steve Beaglehole’s side, who now sit fifth in Premier League 2 on seven points from four games and scored the opening goal on the stroke of half-time, side-footing past Hammers goalkeeper Rihards Matrevics after a lay-off by George Thomas.
U23 coach Beaglehole told Leicester TV that he was impressed with the quality of the Nigerian
“It was terrific to see Kelechi and Vinny (Iborra), they both look like quality recruitments. They both looked real quality players and needed the game for fitness.
Iheanacho was also on target for the Nigerian national team the Super Eagles in their 4-0 win against Cameroon in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier in Uyo on September 1.