5 goals in 4 senior games, should Leicester City roll the dice on Harry Panayiotou

Leicester City

The striker has just been named the Barclays Under-21 Player of the Month.

Leicester City youngster Harry Panayiotou has been named the Barclays Under-21 League Player of the Month.

The 20-year-old has not featured for the Leicester City first-team this term, but perhaps that in itself is a situation Nigel Pearson should consider.

The striker scored against Sunderland and Chelsea under-21s this month, as he found the net on three occasions.

After picking up the award he spoke to the Daily Mail about his hopes of playing for The Foxes first-team going forward:

"I'm Leicester born and bred and my goal is to make the first team, that's all I've ever wanted to do, it's not about going anywhere else to me. I'd love for us to stay in the Premier League, and I believe I can handle it."

But he also admitted he has not really spoken to Pearson at all this season. But it certainly makes you wonder.

Leicester have little to lose throwing him in at the deep end in their relegation battle, and he has a fairly sensational goalscoring record.

He has played one senior game for the club. In 2012 he faced Leeds United and scored on debut, but has not played since. He is also a full St Kitts and Nevis international. In March he netted a hat-trick against the Turks and Caicos Islands in a 6-2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie. Add that to his goal against Barbados in October 2014 and he has, for club and country, scored five goals in four senior football appearances.

So why not Nigel? Throw him in the mix. He might just end up being Leicester's hero.

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