UPDATE: Ex-City illustrious striker target ruled out of Leicester clash.

Tom Cannon, a forward for Leicester City who was injured and had been linked to Norwich City in the final days of the transfer window, would not go with the Foxes to Carrow Road.

Tom Cannon: Leicester City say they signed striker despite back injury - BBC Sport

Since his rumored £7 million switch from Everton at the end of this month’s transfer window, the 20-year-old has yet to even practice with the Championship title favorites.

Once it became evident that striker Josh Sargent would be out until the new year, City began considering a possible loan move, though suggestions of a high-budget offer never materialized.

Cannon did attract firm offers from a number of second tier rivals, including Preston and Middlesbrough, before signing for Leicester.

But Foxes’ chief, Enzo Maresca revealed ahead of his squad’s trip to Norfolk Cannon remains sidelined with a stress fracture of his back.

“We found a problem when (Cannon) he signed,” he said, quoted on his club’s official site at his pre-match press call. “Because he’s a long-term investment, it doesn’t mean we need him now, so we prefer to be careful on that to make all the checks that we need to do.

“At the moment, he’s not training with us, so it will be quite long. It’s very similar to Dennis Praet’s injury. It’s a stress fracture in his back. We still don’t know how long. He hasn’t trained in any session with us.

“It’s a game every three games until the international break in October. We need to manage this kind of situation, try to share minutes, use all the players. This is already the reason why we made some changes in the last game.”

Maresca has been pleased with the Canaries’ performance thus far this season.

They work well together. They play in various ways, he remarked. They have one shape when they are on the ball and another when they are not. They are astounding. On and off the ball, we’re going to attempt to be ourselves and try to get some points.

“We must keep becoming better. We need to make a lot of improvements. Even though not all of the solutions were included, we tried to add some over the international break. Only by becoming a better player would one be able to go on. As a team, we will automatically get better.


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