Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Marc Albrighton would be the new vice-captain of Leicester City in August following the shock departure of Kasper Schmeichel.
The Danish goalkeeper was number one at the King Power Stadium for 11 years and club captain in Wes Morgan’s absence before taking the role permanently in 2021. However, his departure in the summer to OGC Nice meant the number of leaders in Rodgers’ squad decreased.
Morgan and Schmeichel no longer part of the team. Leicester city’s most skillful and experienced player Johnny Evans will lead the team. Marc Albrighton will be the vice captain of the team. He is yet to get a call from the Foxes’ opening six league games.
Marc Albrighton career highlights
A favorite within the King Power Stadium, Marc Albrighton has always provided the goods when called upon since his 2014 free transfer from Aston Villa. He has made 285 appearances, lifted the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield, and also been on the brink of a call-up to the England national team.
Albrighton’s versatility and quality from out wide saw him become a vital component of Rodgers’ squad in the 2020/21 season.
Marc Albrighton is not the natural winger that most clubs desire. He’s an old-school wide player who prefers looping balls over opposition defenses and crosses from deep positions. It’s a trait that is solely been forgot by Leicester City this season and is no fault of Maddison’s.
Having a player of Albrighton’s experience could make a huge difference. He may not be the most attractive player to watch, but his hard work, attitude, and desire could solve Leicester City’s current issues.
This weekend, the Foxes travel to Tottenham looking to end a run of six straight league defeats.
Leicester City have previously struggled against the north London side but were 2-0 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December 2020.
The question for Rodgers is – How much impact do the authoritative changes make an impact on Team’s morale and dressing room atmosphere?