Leicester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their side reach the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
Claude Puel’s men went into their clash with League One side Fleetwood Town off the back of successive wins over Wolves and Southampton in the Premier League, and thus full of confidence as they seek to go on a cup run. And the Foxes eased past Joey Barton’s side at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday thanks to goals from Christian Fuchs, Vicente Iborra, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Rachid Ghezzal, thus earning them a spot in the third round.
Thus, there have been many thrilled Leicester fans up and down the country in recent times, yet one notable absentee from the Foxes squad against the third tier outfit on Tuesday night was that of right back Danny Simpson.
And coupled with no starts in any of their opening three Premier League games, it very much remains to be seen what the future holds for the Foxes defender.
Ultimately, the 31-year-old, who earns £45,000-a-week according to Spotrac, has been a fantastic servant to the Midlands club since making the move from Queens Park Rangers back in 2014, not least in producing the goods to help the Foxes win the Premier League title back in 2016.
In fact, Simpson has appeared 124 times during his four-year stint at the King Power Stadium to underline just how prominent he has been in the team since his arrival, although things appear to have taken a turn for the worse this time round.
The arrival of Ricardo Pereira was always likely to spell bad news for the Englishman, but to not have appeared at all in the Premier League this term, and indeed failing to even make the squad against Fleetwood on Tuesday night, must be of huge concern to the 31-year-old.
And his exclusion from the squad against Southampton on Saturday is of particular interest given Pereira didn’t even play right back in their 2-1 win over the Saints, with Daniel Amartey, a central midfielder by trade, getting the nod in that position – Simpson wasn’t even in the squad.
Thus, when a makeshift right back is getting into the team ahead of a natural right back, who then can’t even get into a much-changed squad for a Carabao Cup clash, alarm bells simply must be ringing, as it doesn’t look at all likely that Simpson is going to command regular football at Leicester this term.
He has been linked with a move away in the last knockings of the EFL loan window, and given the fact that he hasn’t appeared at all for Leicester this term, in league or in cup, it’s clear that his future prospects at the King Power Stadium are very bleak indeed.
In fact, the defender simply must seek to get out of Leicester in the coming days if he is to salvage his 2018/19 campaign.
Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!