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The Nigeria international has been on the fringes of Claude Puel’s side but was handed a rare start against the low-tier side, and he repaid his manager’s faith by delivering the strikes that saw them win 2-0, thus, progressing to the fourth round of the competition

Musa has made just one appearance for Leicester so far this season and is yet to feature under Claude Puel who has gone out of his way to back Kelechi Iheanacho to make an impact for the Foxes in 2018, seemingly pushing Musa closer to the exit door.

The £16 million signing, who was a record buy in the summer of 2016 from CSKA Moscow, has fallen down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium and Puel admits he has too many forwards in his squad.

After making a solid start on their return to the Premier League, Rafa Benitez’s team head into Saturday’s game with Leicester having lost five of their last six outings – a run that has seen the club slip to 15th in the table

The Nigeria international has struggled to break into the City side this season after his £25 million move from Manchester City in the summer and Puel admits he faces a lot of competition for a starting spot, especially as currently Puel is operating with just a lone striker.