Nugent injury blow for Foxes

Leicester City have been hit by the news that David Nugent will be out of action for four to five weeks with a hamstring injury.

The striker picked up the injury in the early stages of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Southampton.

Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was disappointed with the news and told the club’s official website: “It’s disappointing, but it looks like he will be out for four or five weeks. It was not good news.”

The blow will have been softened slightly by the news of Jermaine Beckford’s capture from Everton yesterday for an undisclosed fee.

The striker has signed a four-year-deal at the King Power Stadium and was made a prime transfer target after moves for Nicky Maynard and Nikica Jelavic fell through.

Eriksson has welcomed Beckford to the club with open arms and believes his signing represents a great bit of business by the Foxes: “Jermaine is joining us from the Premier League and his experience will be vital for the challenge ahead. He has pace and power and those attributes, alongside the quality of our other strikers, will provide a threat to other defences in this division.

“The message that is loud and clear is that a Premier League footballer of Jermaine’s undoubted talent is keen to join us. This says a great deal about the ambition of Leicester City and the desire of everyone here to achieve success.”

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