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Nigel Pearson in the hunt for new goalkeeper

Nigel Pearson reveals that he is in the market for a new goalkeeper at Leicester City following the news that Kasper Schmeichel will miss at least the next month.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted that he may have to rethink his transfer plans as a result of the injury sustained by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

The Foxes stopper has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks due to a broken metatarsal which requires surgery to rectify.

It means that Pearson will now have to search for a new keeper to replace the Dane, while also attempting to strengthen the squad elsewhere.

Asked if the injury has affected his January transfer plans, the 51-year-old said: "Yes, I would have thought so. If it's going to be four to six weeks at the earliest then I'll be considering options certainly.

"Do I need extra Premier League quality? The easy answer to that would be to say yes. I know funds will be made available but, as I've said many times before, it is not an easy window to operate in because most clubs want to retain their best players.

"You can have grand ideas of what you might want to bring in. But it is never straightforward, January is more difficult, there are a few more banana skins. It's not particularly easy."

Leicester are currently bottom of the Premier League table following a run of 10 games without a win.

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Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on December 7, 2014
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