Iheanacho to the rescue! Eagles forward nets a double against Rotherham in pre-season

Iheanacho to the rescue! Eagles forward nets a double against Rotherham in pre-season

Kelechi Iheanacho followed up his goal scoring performance against Cambridge United with a double against Rotherham in Leicester City’s pre-season.

Iheanacho scored a brace; the goals coming in the 11th and 69th minutes, to give Leicester the lead twice in the game that eventually ended 2-2 at the New York Stadium.

 


The Nigerian was part of a second Foxes team that filed out in pre-season on Saturday as the club played two different opponents.

 

Brendan Rodgers lined up a different XI against Stoke City in the first friendly on the day. New boy Ayoze Perez made his debut for the club.

 

It was more like Leicester City’s team A and the ran away 2-1 winners against the Potters – Etebo was in Benin attending the wedding ceremony of Eagles teammate Henry Onyekuru.

 

Led by their 35 year-old captain, Wes Morgan, the second team filed out against The Millers, who had 26 year-old Nigerian forward Joshua Kayode come from the bench.

 

But, it was Iheanacho who would steal the show as he continues to make a case for more game minutes, with competition for a place in the starting XI swelling.

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