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Knight would suffer a setback if Leicester sign Daley-Campbell

This article is part of Football FanCast’s The Chalkboard series, which provides a tactical insight into teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Leicester finally confirmed the addition of James Justin last week, bolstering their defensive ranks with a player capable of playing either at left back or right back.

The youngster was extremely solid for Luton last season, helping them achieve promotion to League One.

However, it looks as though the Foxes could be about to sign 18-year-old Vontae Daley-Campbell from Arsenal according to Cannon Insider.

But what could that mean for another of Leicester’s rising stars?

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Daley-Campbell was rarely afforded many opportunities with the Gunners academy, finding himself down the pecking order and as a result, has left the club this summer.

A gifted right-back, he was being chased by RB Leipzig previously so the Foxes will do well to get their man if a deal is concluded.

Yet after Justin also arrived, it may not play into the hands of young Josh Knight very well.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Peterborough but despite his versatility and ability to play in a number of defensive positions, the arrival of Daley-Campbell could be a huge setback for him.

Mainly a central defender, he’s played as a right back for the U23 side on occasion but considering Leicester already have Filip Benkovic coming through it would surely be tough for him to establish himself at the heart of the first-team’s defence.

Therefore, the arrival of yet another right back, an area that quite possibly could have been where he could make a breakthrough, means he’ll now find life even more difficult.

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Before Justin was signed last week, he will likely have been seen as a player who could potentially fill in when required, especially after Daniel Amartey’s long-term injury last season.

However, things don’t appear to be coming together for the defender who will now find his chances of attaining minutes in the Leicester first team more hard to come by.

He already had a job on his hands to force himself into Rodgers’ plans but the potential addition of Daley-Campbell, on top of Justin, would only hinder him further.

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