Wright talks up European hopes

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has insisted defender Wes Morgan

is not for sale.

The 29-year-old centre-back has been linked with a return to

former club Nottingham Forest, but Pearson says he is going

nowhere.

But he told BBC Radio Leicester: “Wes is not a player I have any

intention of selling, so it doesn’t matter whether there has been a

bid or not.

“There may have been, but it doesn’t matter; it will have been

turned down.”

Morgan spent 10 years with Forest before joining Leicester last

year.

Wright was in his native Belfast on Thursday night to watch

Rosenborg come from behind to beat Cruasders 2-1 in the first leg

of the first qualifying round.

Jordan Owens gave the hosts a shock lead and they put the

Norwegian side under pressure throughout.

Wright, who will watch Rosenborg take on Lillestrom on Sunday,

told his club’s official website: “Crusaders played very well and

were unlucky not to get a draw.

“That said, Rosenborg rested five players who I feel would

probably be termed as normally being in their starting eleven and I

think I will get a better feel for them when I see them again on

Sunday.

“Rosenborg are a strong, powerful team and a different

proposition from Eskisehirspor last season.

“I actually think the Turks were better technically but there is

no doubting Rosenborg’s quality.

“However, I’ve come away with the feeling that we can go into

the tie with confidence.”