Leicester boss sees area Andrej Kramaric must adjust to quickly

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson hopes to see Andrej Kramaric adjust quickly to the demands of Premier League competition.

Nigel Pearsom has been discussing the start record signing Andrej Kramaric has made at Leicester City on the club’s official website.

The 23-year-old striker has been drafted in to help fire the Foxes towards Premier League survival and through to the latter stages of the FA Cup.

He has figured in both competitions, with his first start made in the cup against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Kramaric put in a lively display at White Hart Lane, suggesting that there is more to come from him.

Pearson considers that to be the case, but is aware that the Croatia international needs to adjust his game to meet the demands of life in England - with the pace of play likely to have come as something of a shock.

He told Foxes Player: “I think Andrej grew into the game. I think he can see that life in English football is that little bit quicker, but I thought he showed some great intelligence and some of his runs were brilliant.

“The run he made for his early chance was fantastic and he’s unlucky not to have won us a penalty.

“It was a great opportunity for him to become a little bit more acclimatised in a game in which, when you look at the priorities of the season, the Premier League is the priority. It gives him a chance to adapt playing against a Premier League side.”

Kramaric appears to possess all of the attributes required to be a success in English football.

He is a powerful forward that should be able to handle a physical battle and has shown in his career to date that he knows the way to goal.

Leicester will be hoping he shows that side of his game on a regular basis over the coming weeks, with three points separating them from safety at the foot of the Premier League table.

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