Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Wood strengthens Leicester's promotion hopes

Wood strengthens Leicester's promotion hopes
Nigel Pearson has already made his first signing of 2013 - and we`re still in 2012. New Zealand international Chris Wood has agreed terms with Leicester City, and the striker will join the club in January when the transfer window opens - making the short trip to the East Midlands from his parent club West Bromwich Albion.

Wood has been impressive this season while on loan at Millwall having scored eleven goals in nineteen appearances for the Lions, and with international experience under his belt, the 21-year-old gives Pearson another option in attack. Leicester City have now gone three games without a goal - their longest baron run of 2012 - so this move could breathe new life into the side. Promotion is still the aim this season, and Nigel Pearson is wasting no time in doing what he believes will give his side the best possible chance of achieving it.

Alex Baptiste has also been strongly linked with a move to the King Power Stadium in January. The 26-year-old centre-back has been a key part of a Blackpool side also with promotion hopes although, like the Foxes, have struggled with consistency over the second quarter of this Championship campaign. Baptiste has Championship (and Premier League) experience, and also has the potential to forge a strong partnership at the back with Wes Morgan.

The introduction of Wood and Baptiste will cause more competition both in attack and defence - namely for the likes of Martyn Waghorn, Jamie Vardy, Zak Whitbread and Liam Moore. But with a six-game month coming up (and the strong possibility of a fourth-round FA Cup fixture), depth can only provide more options for individuals to impress.

Writer:Simon
Date:Friday December 28 2012
Time: 10:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Leicester v Swansea

Leicester title defence got up and running against Arsenal with a point collected a week ago. This will be something we aim to build on when Swansea visit tomorrow.

Match Day Officials v Swansea (27/8/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Swansea City this Saturday.

2016-17 Champions League Draw Made

The Champions League draw for the 2016-17 season has been made with the eight groups now confirmed.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leicester v Swansea
Suggested By:
Leicester win100%
Swansea win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.lynn7phipps81