Leicester City’s youth team striker, Layton Ndukwu has his mind set on September 10, when he will find out if he would be the winner of the English Premier League 2 player of the month.
The Foxes’ Nigerian-born youngster has been named among nine nominees for the lofty award, to determine the reserves’ league’s best player for August 2018.
The eight lads Ndukwu has to end in order to win the gong include Manchester United’s Angel Gomes, Chelsea’s Tariq Lamptey, as well as Brighton’s duo of Viktor Gyokeres and Aaron Connolly.
Others up for gong along with Ndukwu are Reading’s Danny Loader, Sunderland’s Luke Molyneux, West Ham United’s Xande Silva and Manchester City’s Nabil Touaizi.
Ndukwu was an unused substitute in the Foxes final match in the English topflight last season at Tottenham Hotspur.
He has been registered for the Premier League as an U21 player along with Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu, Habib Makanjuola and Calvin Ughelumba.
The former England U17 star opened his account for the season against Swansea at the KP on August 13 before taking his tally to three goals with a brace against Blackburn Rovers on August 27.
The citation for Ndukwu disclosed: ”The 19-year-old Leicester City striker scored three PL2 goals in August as three wins took the Foxes to the top of the table.”