The end may be near for two Leicester players as Maresca hails ugly display

The end may be near for two Leicester City players because the pair seem to be unwanted. Will loanee Victor Kristiansen and the out of favour Tom Cannon eventually leave King Power Stadium? Meanwhile, Foxes of Leicester describe Enzo Maresca's feelings after a much-needed win as the LCFC head coach hails an ugly display from his men.

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City - Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round / Warren Little/GettyImages

There is currently talk that Kristiansen will finally join Bologna permanently from Leicester. The side from Italy are said to be 'seriously considering exercising the pre-agreed €15m option to buy in his contract'.

In addition to that, there has been a concerning development for Tom Cannon. Will the stirker still be a Fox by 2024/25?

"Maresca confirmed that Cannon’s absence was not due to an injury, but rather that he had been dropped from the matchday squad for rotation. The Italian clarified why the 21-year-old was not included, pointing to the team’s strength in depth in that area of the squad.

'We have four strikers, one of them has to be out.'"

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca pleased with necessary victory even though he didn't rate the Foxes performance at Sunderland - is the gaffer right?

Leicester have thankfully gotten back to winning ways after the east Midlanders were triumphant up in the north east at the Stadium of Light. The City boss is now saying all the right things, too. The Italian is absolutely correct that the overall effort from his players was satisfactory against Sunderland.

However, he is also accurate in stating that his team had to 'win ugly', which they duly did. Another aspect noted by Maresca was that Leicester's showing on the pitch was worse than the three consecutive losses. The second half was certainly a difficult watch from the Blue Army's perspective, I am sure.

Maresca blamed a worrying final 45, which was ultimately successful, on fatigue. Although, the 45-year-old made that claim in spite of having a deep roster and senior stars who can't even make the bench. Two positive elements we can all agree on are the return of Wilfred Ndidi, and the galvanising accomplishment.