Date: 8th September 2015 at 1:43pm
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So n0 unusual props or footy fans dressed as a smurfs on Deadline Day. And as the window closed at 6pm it was all over by the time most of us got home.

So what did Deadline Day hold for Leicester fans? Not a lot it seems. But is that a bad thing anyway?

We had more departures than arrivals during this transfer window, and apart from youth players most of us had never heard of, the biggest was Esteban Cambiasso. Although this was neither a departure or unexpected. A Pearson buy and rumours of him not getting along with Ranieri should have lit the warning lights. But to be fair he only signed for a year and how was he ever going to better what he helped us achieve in the great escape.

He leaves with our best wishes, as did David Nugent and Paul Konchesky, two players who did well for us in the Championship but never quite showed the same quality in the top flight this time around. Matt Upson was released on a free and this should make some room on the doctors’ table as this is where he spent most of last season.

11th April 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City - David Nugent of Leicester City celebrates the final whistle - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Chris Wood fell too far down the pecking order and Ben Hamer, Liam Moore & Tom Lawrence have gone on loan to get some valuable game time.

With the managers at Leicester only getting involved in transfers at the last minute, having identified targets they want, what is proving to be an excellent scouting system has come into its own this window.

Apart from the loan arrival of exciting winger Nathan Dyer all the incomings were done well in advance of Deadline Day. Dyer looks to have been brought in as cover for Albrighton and Mahrez, but after scoring within 48 hours of joining that duo may just be looking over their shoulders.

Robert Huth was a massive signing. He was as big a part in our survival as Cambiasso and, along with free signing Christian Fuchs, adds some extra experience to the back line. Fellow defensive signing Yohan Benaloune leaves me wondering. A collector of cards, he might find Premier League refs a tad unforgiving.

Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki looks to be a bargain buy and ideal replacement for Nugent. His work rate is phenomenal, never giving up and terrorising the opposition defence. I wasn’t sure about him when he signed him but boy was I wrong.

N’Golo Kante looks to be a midfield terrier, and he can bite! Delays in signing made some fans wonder about his commitment to coming but this can be put down as much to his agent! The same was said about experienced midfield general Gokhan Inler, but his sound bites since arriving would suggest he is nothing other than happy to be here and he could be the ideal replacement for Cambiasso.

Time will tell of course but, as things stand, I think all Foxes fans will be happy with the business that Leicester did.

 
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