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'Jude understands, it's for his own good': Birmingham boss Pep Clotet reveals teen sensation Bellingham will not face Leicester City in FA Cup Bellingham has made 34 appearances this season, including 27 starts  The 16-year-old was an unused substitute for Saturday's draw with QPR Clotet feels he needs more time to recover from a heavy recent workload Birmingham face Leicester in a FA Cup fifth-round clash on Wednesday night

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Published: 17:51 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 17:54 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Birmingham starlet Jude Bellingham will not be given the chance to test himself against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Leicester on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old has been a revelation this season and has reportedly attracted the attention of some of the world's biggest clubs.

Bellingham was an unused substitute for Saturday's draw with QPR but boss Pep Clotet feels he needs more time to recover from a heavy recent workload.

Birmingham City star Jude Bellingham will not be involved in their FA Cup tie against Leicester

Birmingham City star Jude Bellingham will not be involved in their FA Cup tie against Leicester

Clotet said on birminghammail.co.uk: 'Jude has played a lot of games and I rested him on Saturday with a view to him playing this game on Wednesday.

'But young players manage the load different to full

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