Leicester City forward Tom Cannon’s fitness is still being evaluated ahead of the team’s match against Leeds United on Friday, according to Manager Enzo Maresca.
Maresca provided an update on the condition of Leicester City’s squad, stating that while Cannon may need more time, he is currently being assessed for a potential debut. However, Yunus Akgün and Wilfred Ndidi remain sidelined with muscular injuries.
The upcoming clash between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power Stadium on Friday is a highly anticipated match between the first and third-ranked teams in the Sky Bet Championship. Unfortunately, Cannon, who was signed from Everton in the summer, has yet to make his debut due to a muscular injury.
Akgün and Ndidi have also not been able to play for the Foxes since their 3-1 victory against Swansea City on October 21.
“Tom is back with us,” Maresca informed reporters on Thursday afternoon. “He’s fit, but we’re taking it slow because it has been a while. We’ll see if he can be involved in the next game. If not, then definitely the one after, but we’ll see.”
“[He can bring] energy because he’s young. We always demand energy from our young players. He needs time to come back in the right way. It’s good news that he’s been training with us in the last three or four sessions.
“This is the most important thing. He needs to continue working. With consistency, we’re definitely going to utilize him.”
Maresca provided an update on the absentees, saying, “[Akgün] trained, but unfortunately, he felt something again in the session, so he’s out. It’s a muscular problem.
“Wilf will be out until the international break. It’s also a muscular problem. It’s a small thing, but when the problem is muscular, even if it’s small, it always takes one or two weeks because we don’t want to take any risks,” Maresca explained.
On a positive note, Kasey McAteer has recently recovered from his own injury and played in the final stages of Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers.
“Kasey, you have already seen in the last game, and he’s back,” the manager said. “He looks good. He played some minutes last week, and you can see he’s already in good form. He’s ready, and if he’s going to play tomorrow, we’ll see. He could be an option.”
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