Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens may be set for loan deal
Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens could be heading out on loan, manager Nigel Pearson has said.
Wellens has been linked with a one-month spell at Sheffield United.
The City boss said a spell at the right club could help Wellens as he battles back to full fitness after knee surgery.
The 32-year-old has played in a couple of development squad games since returning from injury, but Pearson said he needs competitive first-team action.
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"I wouldn't be adverse to Richie going to get some football," he said.
"I think it would be beneficial because he is at the stage of his rehabilitation now that he needs some competitive football.
"There is an international break coming up and, if we could place him somewhere, that would be beneficial for him."
Meanwhile, Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson has revealed Jermaine Beckford has taken a big wage cut to leave City on loan.
Beckford made his debut for the Terriers, who entertain City tonight, in their 3-2 defeat to Watford on Saturday.
He joined them on loan the night before until the end of December. Grayson said the striker was happy to have been allowed out of City.
"People should also know just how much Jermaine really pushed for this move at the Leicester end," said Grayson.
"He did everything he could to make it happen.
"The way he pushed for the move shows how hungry he is. Jermaine could have sat it out at Leicester and waited for an opportunity.
"I know many players who wouldn't have sacrificed the money Jermaine has to come to the club."
Beckford almost joined the Terriers on transfer deadline day only for Pearson to block the move.
"It isn't as expensive a deal as it would have been (under the original terms in August before City pulled the plug) but the key is we got it done," Grayson added.