Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Waghorn given assurances over Foxes future

Martyn Waghorn has received assurances from Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson that he still has a future at the King Power Stadium.

The 21-year-old striker returned early from his loan spell at Hull City, where he joined Pearson at the start of the season, owing to a hamstring injury. Waghorn has been in reciept of much criticism from Leicester's fans after a disappointing 2010/11 season in the East Midlands but the Foxes' boss has given the former Sunderland man his backing.

"When Waggy is back, is he in our plans? Absolutely," Pearson told BBC Leicester. Waghorn moved to Leicester after a successful loan spell with the then-League One Foxes and was signed for a reported £3 million by Paulo Sousa at the start of last season. He failed to shine under the Portuguese and was ousted from the first team by Sven Goran Eriksson and sought first team football under his former boss Pearson at the KC Stadium at the start of this campaign.

Meanwhile, Pearson confirmed that defender Bruno Berner is not set for a permanent coaching role with the Foxes and could depart in January and stated that Aleksandar Tunchev, long sidelined with knee problems, will make his Leicester City return in the new year.

With Pearson now back in the King Power Stadium hot-seat and his team struggling to find goals despite a potent attacking threat in the form of David Nugent and Jermaine Beckford, it looks likely that Waghorn once again has a future with the club.

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