Foxes of Leicester offer news and views as Leicester City injury updates emerge following LCFC head coach Enzo Maresca giving the dutiful pre-match press conference ahead of the Cardiff City Championship clash on Saturday. Covered were goalkeeper Mads Hermansen, centreback Conor Coady, leftback Victor Kristiansen and versatile young winger who impressed in the Foxes’ win over Coventry City to start the season, Kasey McAteer.
OK, without further ado, let’s run through the Leicester injuries. First of all, Hermansen: the stopper will be assessed prior to the Cardiff fixture so is yet to be ruled out. Meanwhile, Kristiansen is available for selection once again; the defender has been unavailable for two matches.
Unfortunately for new signing Coady, he remains sidelined. Joining him in the treatment room is Foxes starlet McAteer; Maresca appears to put a ten-day timeline on the latter.
Another interesting topic from Enzo Maresca’s Leicester City presser
Something usually catches my eye at these media events, or when an eagle-eyed or insightful journalist asks a more penetrative or original question. On this occasion, an enquiry about the transition for fullbacks playing in the inverted midfield role made famous by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City stood out.
Maresca has obviously taken this prominent tactic, ploy or hybrid formation technique – all three definitions possibly suffice – to King Power Stadium. Fans are polarised at present with regards to the system. Patience must triumph in this case as the boss is entitled to his ideology; with a winning streak – the Italian has actually earned the right to use and own his preferred style.
Asked whether Kristiansen or young Luke Thomas could currently be fielded in the aforementioned role which Ricardo Pereira holds, the gaffer said no. However, Maresca did say that he and his staff are working to develop the promising pair and teach them fresh or different approaches.