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Ireland U18 international likened to Paul Scholes by Leicester City coach

Conor Tee continues to progress for the Foxes after being named Academy Player of the Season for 2017/18.

LEICESTER CITY’S U23 side may have suffered a 2-0 defeat to Reading over the weekend, but it turned out to be a positive evening on a personal level for Conor Tee.

Making his debut for the Premier League club at U23 level, Tee delivered a very encouraging performance just a few weeks since the talented midfielder turned 18.

Tee was born in England but his international allegiances currently lie with the Republic of Ireland as his mother hails from Bangor Erris in Co Mayo. He debuted for the Irish U18s in a 2-1 win over Romania at Whitehall back in March.

Reflecting on the aforementioned defeat to Reading, Leicester’s U23 coach Steve Beaglehole referenced Manchester United legend Paul Scholes in his assessment of Tee’s performance.

“He’s a young player who’s got a lot of talent and I’m not going to say he’s going to be another Scholesy, but he was like that at his age,” Beaglehole told The Leicester Mercury.

“He showed great character on the ball against bigger, stronger and physical players. He did show more than glimpses of good technique, game understanding and a desire to make things happen for the team so he’s come out with great credit.”

Tee has been on the books at Leicester City for the past five years. In May he was recognised as the club’s Academy Player of the Season for 2017/18.

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