Amartey gets Schlupp’s thumbs-up after debut

Leicester City midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp has given team-mate Daniel Amartey a special mention in his post-match analysis of the side’s 1-0 win over Norwich City last Saturday.

Leonardo Ulloa scored the only goal on 89 minutes as the Foxes kept their title hopes alive at the King Power Stadium.

Making his first-team bow following a transfer from Danish side Copenhagen last month, Amartey started at right-back – in the absence of the suspended Danny Simpson – alongside Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs in defence.

“The back four lads have been terrific all season and Daniel Amartey slotted in there and had a good game,” Schlupp told Foxes Player HD.

“When you’ve got guys like that at the back giving you that reassurance, it gives the guys further forward up the field that freedom to go and create.

“We’ve kept a lot of clean sheets and that always helps. You keep clean sheets, you don’t lose, so hopefully we can keep that going and win some more games.”

The game also marked Schlupp’s return to competitive action, having been kept out since December 5 with a hamstring injury.

“I’m delighted,” the German-born added.“It’s been a long three months out working on getting back fit.

“I’ve worked hard and it felt extra sweet coming back and leaving on the winning team.”

Leicester maintain their two-point lead on the league log ahead of Tuesday’s home fixture with West Brom.

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