Claudio Ranieri excited by Joe Dodoo’s potential

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri believes young striker Joe Dodoo has a promising future ahead of him at the club.

Dodoo, 20, is set to play in the League Cup third-round tie at home to West Ham on Tuesday, having scored a hat-trick in the previous round against Bury.

“He is a young player who is very concentrated on his job,” told BBC Radio Leicester.

“I have spoken a lot with him and he has a very good future.”

Joe Dodoo has a chance to back-up his hat-trick heroics for Leicester in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday

England Under-19 international Dodoo made his Premier League debut as a substitute in the draw with Bournemouth at the end of August and Ranieri has been impressed with what he has seen.

The Italian added: “He is fast and when he shoots at goal, 80 or 90% he scores or hits the goal, and that is good.

“He is ambitious and is a very quiet boy. He is still learning of course, but he can play as a striker or on the flank. For him it is important to get experience.”

Dodoo has been well known in academy circles for some time but announced himself on the senior stage in the previous round of the competition with a hat-trick to help the Foxes beat Bury 4-1.