Phillips set for Foxes

Last Updated: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:40

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has indicated he is looking to sign free agent Kevin Phillips after the striker left Crystal Palace.

Phillips had his contract with the Eagles cancelled by mutual consent at the start of the month and Pearson has suggested he could make a move for the veteran.

The 40-year-old forward has also stressed he will only move to a Midlands club and Pearson has suggested he could snap up Phillips in January.

"The last time I worked with him, he scored a hat-trick [when Pearson was caretaker manager at West Brom in 2006 and they secured a 5-1 win at Ipswich]- so I would be a bit silly not to be partly interested, but we will see what happens," said Pearson.

"I have worked with him before and I know what he is like, so you can read a bit into that.

"The Midlands is a big place with a lot of clubs. We are in the Midlands, so maybe we are in there.

"I don't speculate on other people's players. You could argue he is a free agent but what I'm saying is, there is a way of dealing with adding to your squad.

"Am I interested? You will have to wait and see.

"The bottom line with anything around this period of the year, and with any transfer window, is that there are a lot of names being thrown around."

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