Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson mulling over loan signings
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has said he is not ruling out giving his squad a boost by bringing in loan signings.
The City boss said there could also be players heading out on loan before the window closes on November 25.
Paul Gallagher has just returned from loan at League One side Sheffield United and could go out again.
And midfielder Richie Wellens is currently gaining match-fitness at Championship rivals Ipswich after having knee surgery.
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"I am not ruling it out one way or the other," said Pearson.
"I wouldn't rule out either ins or outs, although I am really pleased with the players we have got.
"We have one or two players who may go out – or not.
"Richie Wellens is out on loan at the moment, and I think his loan is up on November 10 and he is due back here on the 12th."
He added: "The squad are really stretching each other. We have some healthy competition for places.
"Yes, we are a lean squad, so to speak. We don't have massive numbers but it's okay if you are able to minimalize the number of injuries, and certainly the suspensions.
"If you compare us to last season, when we had nine sendings-off which equated to probably 40 games where players are not available, all in all we are in a better position."
Brighton visit the King Power Stadium tonight, and Pearson said he could make some changes to his City side that drew at Birmingham on Saturday.
City were yesterday checking on the conditions of defender Zak Whitbread, who completed his first 90 minutes in the league this season at St Andrews, and striker Jamie Vardy, who dropped to the substitute's bench against Birmingham after missing training through illness.
"It was Zak's first full league game and he had a bit of cramp towards the end, but I thought he played exceptionally well on Saturday," said Pearson.
"Jamie Vardy has been out for quite a long time with illness and hasn't trained.
"We will assess the players and I wouldn't rule out changes, but I think one of our strengths has been the fact we haven't made too many changes."
City's only absentee is defender Sean St Ledger, who is on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury.