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'St Ledger's injury a blow' says Pearson


LEICESTER CITY boss Nigel Pearson admits that Sean St Ledger's injury, picked up while on Ireland duty in Poznan on Tuesday, is a setback for the player, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

St Ledger, who missed the early part of the season due to injury, was handed a rare start in Ireland's game away to Poland but he lasted only 34 minutes before a groin injury forced him to withdraw as he was replaced by John O'Shea.

"We've got one or two problems in the sense that Sean is injured, which is disappointing. He's been away with his national side and unfortunately has picked up an injury," said Pearson. "That sets him back, but I can't give a time scale at the moment."



Celtic manager Neil Lennon has spoken of his pride at welcoming Fraser Forster back to the club as an England international.

The goalkeeper made his full international debut in a 2-0 friendly defeat to Chile last Friday. Lennon said: "I'm very proud of him.

"And it's great for the club. In this day and age and all the negative things that get thrown at the Scottish game, to think we have an England international in the ranks.

"It's a very proud time for the club and player and it's testament to the dedication and commitment he has shown in the last three years and the improvement he has made in his game.

"I don't want it to be a short-term thing, I want him to be in and around for the next three, four or five years or however long it's going to be."