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LUFC Leicester view on Lee Peltier

LUFC Leicester view on Lee Peltier

Vital Leeds United have been in touch with Vital Leicester City editor SvensAmbition to get the lowdown on new signing Lee Peltier.


Strengths and weaknesses?


For me, I always thought Peltier was better going forward in attack than strict defending. He is that type of fullback, so as he's looking towards his next run for the halfway line, he can get caught and as the season drew on, being caught was exactly the problem, in terms of him being able to get back into position after having drifted.

That said though, there are certainly worse right backs in the league for defensive duties and he does have time to add to his game and improve further, as really I don't think he had a bad season all in. Started very brightly and then dipped, but that applied to quite a few unfortunately for us.

We had defensive issues last term anyway, so in some ways it is unfair to pick out Pelts when a lot of the issues from the right could have been solved if somebody had been filling in when he went forward, or gave him better protection.

It is something you will probably notice yourself though, and he does need to improve his final ball and his decision choice when he does bomb down the line.

He was an almost ever present at Leicester last season, so where has it gone wrong?

Opinions amongst the fans are torn. Some suggest De Laet is already his replacement as Pearson sees him as being stronger in a defensive sense, others think Pearson wanted to ship him out so Liam Moore could have greater opportunities as the season progresses to help with his development, and of course the press are still linking Pearson with a return for 'Hullite` James Chester to be Pelts' physical replacement, which in some ways implies the chances for Liam Moore as Chester is a centre half by trade.

I suppose time will tell what is in Pearson's mind properly, but with the departures we've seen from defence, it does look like Nigel is culling the players who are prone to errors, and Pelts does fall into that category based on his performances last season.

Although, with all that said, I wouldn't have been looking to offload him but if the reported £850k is true, financially it is a very good deal for us.

Is he versatile?

Not really. Least he has never shown a trait like that with us. In many ways, with the things he can improve on for the right back spot and many would argue the things he has to improve on, about the only move you could wonder about is pushing him up on the right, to see if he can improve his final ball more than he can improve himself defensively.

Describe Peltier in three words?

At this moment in time, even though I feel harsh saying it - as I do like him:

Championship standard fullback

If he can push on, cut out his mistakes, and improve his overall game - potentially he could look at a Premiership move in a few years, but certainly not yet, I don't think. I've seen worse players step up and have a reasonable career in the top flight, so if he applies himself I think he could do it. Age is still on his side.

So to be nicer:

A cheeky chappie!

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday August 4 2012
Time: 10:32PM

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