Leicester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson says Jeffrey Schlupp's emergence is proof enough they are not abandoning their academy.

The 18-year-old could get another chance to play in the Championship at Cardiff today after impressing in ­Wednesday night's Carling Cup clash ­between the two clubs.

Eriksson said: "He's an example that this club is not just spending money. He came to us when he was 11, so it is good work from the ­Academy and the youth team which is what we want to do.

"I have a decision to make on whether he can start at Cardiff but he will travel again with us, that is for sure.

"He has great pace, he is strong and is a ­goalscorer and his first touch is very good so if everything goes right I think he will have a good future."