Pearson fighting to keep duo
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted it is vital to
keep hold of Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel after confirming
there have been bids for his key men.
Nottingham Forest are interested in Foxes captain Morgan and
Hull City would like to take goalkeeper Schmeichel, but Pearson has
no intention of letting them leave.
He is not surprised to have received offers but feels Leicester
need such players to stay so the team can be forged around
“We are fighting very hard to keep our best players and build a
better side,” Pearson told the Leicester Mercury.
“They have both been key performers for us over the last year or
so. Wes has been here 15 months and performed exceptionally well
all the way through that period, as has Kasper.
“They are really key players, there is no doubt about that. It
is important we try and keep our best players.
“There have been bids and that was going to happen and I would
have been surprised if that wasn’t the case.”
Leicester have been back in training for a week as they gear up
for the new season, although David Nugent has picked up a calf
problem and Paul Konchesky is not yet fully fit following an
“The signs are that training is going very well,” said
“We have picked up one or two niggles in training but when you
progress to playing the tempo of football we have done this morning
you are going to get that from time to time.
“But, in general, they are in good condition.
“The injuries aren’t serious. David Nugent has picked up a bit
of a calf problem and Paul Konchesky is not at full tilt yet, but
probably will be next week.
“You have to just manage these things when they come along.”