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Three To Watch: The trio of Leicester U21s players capable of causing Sunderland issues tonight

A £13m Croatian centre-back, a forward on fire and a Wales international winger are the Leicester players most likely to damage the Lads tonight at the Stadium of Light - here are our three to watch.

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Josh Eppiah

EFL Trophy Games/Goals: 2/2

Eppiah is a highly-rated striker who is a key part of Leicester's Under-21s side. The forward has already hit two goals in the Leasing.com trophy - coming off the bench to net two in their 2-1 victory over Grimsby Town.

The 20-year-old has previously been called up to the Belgium under-19 squad, but he’s also eligible to represent England, moving here from Belgium, as well as Nigeria.

Eppiah is showing great potential for the Foxes and will be hoping to be the next youth team player to star in the Premier League for them, emulating the likes of Harvery Barnes. A good showing against Sunderland this evening could certainly catch the attention of his manager, Brendan Rodgers.


George Thomas

One of 12 players Leicester sent on loan last term, Thomas was relegated whilst on the books of Scunthorpe United last season.

A Welsh international, he may not be up to Premier League quality just yet, but he is more than capable at this level and came through the highly-rated Coventry City academy, alongside the likes of James Maddison and our own Jordan Willis.

He scored the winning goal in Coventry’s Checkatrade Trophy win of 2017, and moved to the Premier League shortly afterwards. However, unlike his former team mate Maddison, he is yet to play a game for the first-team.

As noted, Thomas has previous at League One level, and despite experiencing relegation he assisted an impressive seven goals for Scunthorpe last term.


Filip Benković

EFL Trophy Games/Goals: 2/0

Signed for a mammoth £13 million last August, the Croatian international is one of the most highly-rated players in the Balkans.

Following his big-money move, the centre-back immediately moved to Scottish giants Celtic, as Brendan Rodgers swooped to take him on a season-long loan. The Croatian made a total of 20 appearances for the Parkhead club as they completed the treble of the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.

He was linked with a return to Scotland in the summer, but opted to stay in Midlands and fight for a spot in the Foxes side, and although he is still awaiting his first-team debut for the club, he has featured for the Foxes in their Leasing.com Trophy and will be looking to catch the attention of his manager.