He’s also experienced being a captain at points in his career, which means he’ll provide some leadership in defence and will be able to demand the best from his teammates in difficult situations in big games.
He’s a figure that others can look towards and someone who can set the tone in matches where Leicester head in as underdogs, given slim chances of getting results.
Pearson has to judge whether to throw him into the starting line-up after his first two weeks of training (banned for this weekend) at his new club or whether the better approach is to nurse him into the side gradually over the course of a few weeks.
The risk of starting him in the next game is that he wouldn’t have had a great amount of turnaround terms of getting use to his new teammates and their style in Leicester’s current defensive system.
Leicester are currently bottom of the Premier League and Nigel Pearson needs an upturn in results quickly, as he looks for the side to get out of trouble and to start climbing the table away from danger.
Here’s what Leicester fans on Twitter had to say about the deal.
Happy with Huth signing. Experience and a very good defender.— Gray (@MattGray97) February 2, 2015
Huth a good signing for #LeicesterCityFC . They need to get Morgan out of that line up, he is calamitous.— Stephen Daly (@dalyvilla) February 2, 2015
Huth yeh, that's a good signing— KingOfTheNorth (@Chimaa8) February 2, 2015
Huth is a good signing. I expect Wasilewski to be dropped even thpugh it should be Morgan. #lcfc— Chris Sansome (@lcfcsanny) February 2, 2015
Robert Huth is a good signing for Leicester.— Dan (@OdemwingPlay) February 2, 2015
Think the signing of Huth is a good one, should bolster our defence! Side starting to look a little stronger now! #huthlcfc— Stacey Brighty (@Stacey_Brighty) February 2, 2015
Robert Huth's move to #LCFC confirmed. Still has to serve one match more of ban but still a good signing!— Dave Bodymore (@davebodymore) February 2, 2015
Huth might be a good signing for Leicester as he`ll bring vital experience to the back line but obviously needs to work on his discipline— josh p (@joshpoole23) February 2, 2015
If Pearson has any sense and plays our 2 strongest centre halfs, it surely has to be a Huth and Moore partnership?! #WontHappenThough— OliBrewin™ (@OliJB) February 2, 2015
I can't be the only one who thinks Huth looks a little bit like Pearson.— Dan Turner (@DanLCFC93) February 2, 2015