Manchester United duo to stay on at Leicester City
Leicester City have extended the loan spells of Manchester United duo Jesse Lingard and Michael Keane.
Both players will now be available for selection until January 2, strengthening City boss Nigel Pearson's options during the jam-packed festive period.
Lingard, 19, has made four appearances since arriving at the King Power Stadium last month, going on as a substitute in City's games against Bolton, Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday.
Keane, by contrast, has featured just once.
The centre-back picked up a hamstring injury on his City debut in the 0-0 draw with Bolton, which saw him make a premature return to Old Trafford.
However, the 19-year-old is recovering well and will re-join the City squad when he reaches full fitness.
City, who are currently third in the Championship, may need as many fresh hands as possible if they are to keep their momentum going throughout their hectic festive schedule.
They have six games in just 25 days, culminating in their fixture on New Year's Day when they welcome Huddersfield to the King Power Stadium.
The run includes home games against Barnsley and top-of-the-table Cardiff, along with tough away trips to Millwall, Hull and Burnley.