Nigel Pearson: 'Liam Moore will not leave Leicester City'

Pearson: 'Moore will not leave Leicester'
© Getty Images
Nigel Pearson insists that defender Liam Moore will not leave Leicester City, amid reported interest from Newcastle United.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has insisted that Liam Moore will not be leaving the club, despite speculation linking him with a move to Newcastle United.

The 20-year-old defender, who has won the Football League's Young Player of the Month award for September, has reportedly attracted the interest of the Premier League club.

However, Pearson is confident that Leicester will keep hold of the player.

"I suppose speculation is always going to coincide with someone being recognised. He is a very important member of our squad and I have no intention of him leaving us," Pearson told the Leicester Mercury.

"I suppose if there are links to big clubs like that, it shows he is moving in the right direction.

"I don't think anything like that is ever helpful, in all honesty. There doesn't seem to be too much breathing space between our players being speculated about by someone else."

Moore has made 14 appearances for the Foxes this season.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on the touchline on March 29, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Leicester City vs. Huddersfield
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand