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Chelsea's Jeffrey Bruma eager to impress at Leicester

Jeffrey Bruma
Bruma made his full debut against Cardiff on Tuesday

Defender Jeffrey Bruma hopes to use his loan move to Leicester City to either force his way into Chelsea's first team or earn a move elsewhere.

Bruma, who has joined City until the end of the season, made his full debut in Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Cardiff.

"I want to play as much as I can and return with better qualities and prove I'm ready for Chelsea," the 19-year-old defender told BBC Radio Leicester.

"And if not I hope to get another loan, maybe at Leicester or another club."

Bruma came on a substitute in Leicester's 2-0 win over Derby but made his first start in Wales.

The Dutchman was handed a midfield role and although he has played in that position before, he is a defender by trade and expects to be used more regularly by boss Sven-Goran Eriksson in that role.

"He [Eriksson] loaned me as a centre-half and told me I would play as a centre-half as well, but the centre-half duo [Sol Bamba and Ben Mee] is doing quite well at the moment," Bruma added.

"But he has faith in me as a holding midfielder, so whether the coach wants me to play as a holding midfielder or a centre-half I will play there.

"My qualities are I am quite good on the ball, I think I am good in the air, quite strong and quick. These are all attributes you need to play centre-half or as a holding midfielder."

And Bruma is convinced the Foxes have the quality to make the play-offs - despite Tuesday's setback in Wales.

"Everyone believes Leicester can go up and that's the reason they came here. If we all stick together we have a good chance to reach the play-offs," Bruma added.

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