The Nigerian striker was Leicester City’s best striker last season, but this season, he has been restricted to making appearances from the bench
Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor has questioned Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers’ decision to relegate Kelechi Iheanacho to appearances from the bench despite his brilliant performances.
Iheanacho was a standout performer for Leicester City last season. With Jamie Vardy struggling with form last season, the former Nigeria U-17 star put up heroics to help Leicester City’s to their FA Cup triumph and a top-five finish in the Premier League.
The former Manchester City striker was also in good form during pre-season, scoring Leicester City’s winner against Manchester City in the Community shield.
With the kind of brilliance that Iheanacho has shown in recent times, Agbonlahor feels he deserves a place in the first team.
“You look at Iheanacho, what does he have to do to get a start? ” Agbonlahor told talk sports.
“You know, like he comes on, scores and back on the bench.”
Iheanacho came off the bench to provide the assist for Vardy’s equalizer against Burnley to salvage a point for the foxes.
Notwithstanding the circumstances, the Nigerian striker will hope that his consistent performances will help him break into the first team at the King Power.