By Alan Hutton

8th Sep, 2022 | 11:27am

Hutton issues 'unbelievable' Leicester City verdict after Brendan Rodgers latest

Alan Hutton has cited a lack of incomings as part of the reason for Leicester City’s poor performances this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said Brendan Rodgers wasn’t given the money needed to “freshen up” his team.

The Foxes made just two signings during the summer transfer window, Wout Faes from Reims and free agent Alex Smithies from Cardiff City.

The East Midlands club lost Wesley Fofana to Chelsea and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to Nice.

As quoted by ESPN (1 September) Rodgers said his side hasn’t had the help it needed in the transfer window.

The City boss added that he hasn’t been able to add the quality needed to compete in the English top flight.

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Leicester are currently bottom of the Premier League and are yet to win a game.

Hutton suggested the lack of new signings has hindered the club.

The thing is, they’ve done unbelievably well,” he told Football Insider.

They have punched above their weight at certain periods of time. They’ve had quality players in and it just looks like that cycle is coming to an end and it probably needs freshened up.

But he’s [Rodgers] not been given the money to go and be able to do that. So he’s in a hard situation and the performances aren’t coming off on the pitch either which obviously makes it more difficult.

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