Saturday, 1 January 2011

Fryatt Re-Joins Pearson in Hull Move

Leicester City's top scorer of two seasons Matty Fryatt has finalised a £1.2 million move to re-join former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson at Hull City.

The 24-year-old scored fifty-one times in 168 league appearances for Leicester, scoring over thirty goals as the Foxes went on to win the League One title en-route to their renaissance in the second tier under Pearson. Apparently out of favour with now-Leicester manager Sven Goran Eriksson, Fryatt has seized the opportunity to move to the KC Stadium to play under the manager who first gave him a leading role at the Walkers Stadium.

Fryatt joined Leicester City from Walsall in 2006 and before his emergence in the 2008/09 season scored six goals that would secure the Foxes' position in the Championship for 2006. Fryatt's form worsened as he was plagued by injuries in the two season leading to Leicester's relegation at the end of 2007/08, before Nuneaton-born Fryatt netted twenty goals before Christmas to see the Foxes clear at the top of League One, also scoring two consecutive hat-tricks in December 2008, the first man to do so for Leicester in 83 years.

Elsewhere, it appears that Leicester are set to sign French-born defender Sol Bamba from Scottish side Hibernian. The Ivory Coast international played under Foxes manager Eriksson at last year's World Cup and was not named in the Hibs' squad to play Hearts in the Edinburgh derby this afternoon, manager Colin Calderwood explaining that Bamba has been "allowed to go down there and hold discussions".
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