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Justin off to a good start

8th July 2019, 14:44 by Neil Foster

Young defender James Justin has impressed manager Brendan Rodgers who feels he will be able to handle the Premier League.

Justin, 21, made the switch from Luton Town to King Power Stadium last month after impressing in League One.

The right-back made 43 league appearances last term to help the Hatters win the division and move up to the Championship but now the target is regular top-flight football for the former England Under-20 ace.

He enjoyed 114 outings in all competitions while at Kenilworth Road and has been working with the rest of the Foxes squad in France as they prepare for the upcoming campaign.

There have not been too many new arrivals at the club during the summer, with Ayoze Perez's move from Newcastle United for £30m the highest profile, but Rodgers seems content with what he has got and happy to start work with the youngster.

"I felt that we didn't need too many players in," he told the club's website. "There were certain positions where we needed cover with the likes of Danny [Simpson] going, and we brought in young JJ.

"He's a very exciting young player whose had a great career down at Luton and makes the step up to the Premier League. Over time he's going to be able to cope with that.

"He's shown up very, very well in this first week. So we're looking forward to working with him."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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