Daniel Iversen was Preston North End’s Player of the Year last season but now finds himself stuck on the Leicester City bench.
As far as loan signings go, Iversen may be one of the best we have seen at PNE.
The Dane joined on loan in January 2021 after a significant injury to Delcan Rudd.
Iversen had been on the PNE radar for a while and finally made his move to reunite with his former Rotherham United goalkeeping coach Mike Pollitt.
The 25-year-old was coming off a disappointing loan spell at Belgian side OH Leuven but was simply outstanding for North End.
Iversen ended up extending his six-month loan for a full season and put himself in the conversation with PNE’s best goalkeepers.
Some of Iversen’s saves last season were truly ridiculous, especially one against Bournemouth at Deepdale in March 2022.
Iversen won North End’s Player of the Year award last season but returned to Leicester in the hope of first-team action.
Why is Daniel Iversen not playing for Leicester City?
North End moved on and signed Freddie Woodman but Iversen’s return to the King Power Stadium hasn’t quite gone to plan.
Brendan Rodgers has put his faith in Danny Ward as the replacement for Kasper Schmeichel this season.
Ward has started every Premier League game this season, meaning Iversen has had to settle for cup games.
Iversen’s five appearances this term have been in the EFL Cup or FA Cup, conceding just twice in those games.
Ward hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory this season so just why is Iversen stuck on the Leicester bench?
The Leicester Mercury now report that Iversen isn’t in the team because he isn’t good enough with the ball at his feet for Brendan Rodgers’ liking.
Rodgers wants his goalkeeper to be comfortable on the ball and believes Ward is ahead of Iversen in this regard.
Iversen surely needs to leave Leicester this summer and play a starring role elsewhere.
It won’t be with PNE, barring a major turn of events, but we could well see Iversen join a Championship rival this summer and take on North End next season.