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Daniel Amartey paying the price for playing in the AFCON at Leicester

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey is worried with his recent lack of playing time at English side Leicester City as boss Craig Shakespeare has gone back to basics.

Amartey, who was enjoying much playing time under sacked Italian coach Claudio Ranieri, has seen his minutes reduced under new boss Craig Shakespeare following the arrival of Nigerian Ndidi.

The 21-year old's manager ,Yusif Chibsah, has noted that the Ghana international is worried but believes he will bounce back.

"I am worried and the player is also worried because no player likes to be on the bench especially when you know you are in your peak," he said

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"These are some of the issues some of us we have when it comes to the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations, a player playing in Europe and then join his national team loses his position at the club side.

"They bought Ndidi specifically for that position because Amartey was leaving for the Nations Cup and to be honest Ndidi is playing so well and that has made it very difficult for Amartey to get starting place.

"But Amartey is a utility player, he has lots of options and it is just a matter of patience i know he will bounce back."

Daniel Amartey played all six games for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations.

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