Foxes of Leicester react following the clarification of Leicester City injury news and possible return dates for Kasey McAteer, Yunus Akgun and Tom Cannon. In addition to covering that aspect of the Foxes sphere, FoL also take a look at Enzo Maresca’s latest press conference.
As explained in detail in this article, Leicester’s contingency plan for its wingers was astute and timely. Some eyebrows were raised when the Foxes signed three senior widemen during the offseason, but the east Midlands club’s transfer endeavours have seemingly been totally warranted. Considering Leicester’s dire track record for fitness problems in recent years, having a great stock of attackers has proven inventive and wholly adequate when the former Foxes incarnation would have struggled. When McAteer went down injured recently, the Blue Army collectively tutted, worried and assumed the worst.
However, the LCFC starlet is not as badly injured as first feared by all impressed with his talent this season. But the soon-to-be Republic of Ireland international won’t be available for the Sunderland game on Tuesday evening. Yet the Northampton-born up-and-comer should make a return in no time at all. Saturday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers will probably come too soon for McAteer, though he might perhaps be fit for the huge match against Leeds United on Friday, November 3. Meanwhile Leicester head coach Enzo Maresca gave the exact same prognosis on new signing Cannon. It looks as though Yunus Akgun will also miss the Black Cats fixture; the Turk is due to be assessed.
More from Enzo Maresca’s Leicester City presser ahead of Sunderland match
Maresca was asked about his team selection for the Sunderland clash at King Power Stadium. Always a pragmatist, the Italian said the idea is an option. He confirmed that he’ll make that decision after witnessing players’ energy at training.