Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall thoroughly impressed during his loan spell with Luton Town last season and emerged as firm fans’ favourite as The Hatters secured a top-half Championship finish.
The young midfielder’s scintillating performances helped him scoop four awards at the club’s end of season awards, including Players’ Player of the season and Internet Player of the Season.
In what seemed to be a move that benefitted all involved, the 22-year-old has headed back to his parent club for pre-season with the hope that he can break into Brendan Rodgers’ first-team set-up for the upcoming campaign.
Whilst a return to Kenilworth Road has always been unlikely, the more optimistic Luton fans have held on to a ‘what if’ line of thinking.
However, speaking to Leicester’s club website, the talented midfielder spoke about his eagerness to impress and make an impact at Premier League level: “I was really proud with what I did at Luton. That was the plan for me to go out and have a full season in a really good league and I did everything there that I planned on doing in my head. I’m just glad I was able to carry that out and everyone could see what I can do as a footballer.
“I was rewarded with the trophies at the end, but the whole team there helped me evolve as a person and as a player and it’s only helped me develop. I’m back here now with a lot more strings to my bow and I’m looking to really push on and make an impact here at Leicester.
“I’ve just evolved a lot as a person and as a player and that can only be beneficial for me going forward.”
Dewsbury-Hall played an integral role in Luton’s success last year and it is no surprise to see that fans are hopeful of a return.
However, it seems that Premier League football is the next logical step for his development. He is a player that is thriving with confidence and is likely to display that in a Leicester top this pre-season.
It would be a big step for the academy graduate with Leicester now operating in and amongst the traditional top six of the Premier League, but he has passed every challenge in his career so far with flying colours.
The rest of the transfer window will probably determine Dewsbury-Hall’s immediate future. Luton could have a chance of securing a second loan move if Rodgers recruits enough quality in midfield.