Nigel Pearson has pulled the rabbit out of the hat with an astute signing of a striker of real quality.

LCFC has today signed the 40-year-old premier hot shot striker Kevin Phillips until the end of the season. The former England international has been a free agent since last weekend after his contract expired with The Eagles, where he won his fourth promotion to the Premier League last season.

He scored the match-winning penalty against Watford in the Championship play-off final at Wembley but made just four appearances from the bench for Palace in the top flight.

Leicester’s manager, Nigel Pearson, said: “The opportunity to sign a player of Kevin’s experience and knowhow doesn’t come along too often so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to add him to our squad.

“He’s a player I know well, he’s a fantastic professional with multiple promotions to his name and he will bring some great qualities to the group, both on and off the pitch.”


Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Baldock Town
1994–1997 Watford 59 (24)
1997–2003 Sunderland 208 (113)
2003–2005 Southampton 64 (22)
2005–2006 Aston Villa 23 (4)
2006–2008 West Bromwich Albion 71 (38)
2008–2011 Birmingham City 69 (19)
2011–2013 Blackpool 56 (18)
2013 → Crystal Palace (loan) 14 (6)
2013 Crystal Palace 4 (0)
2014- Leicester City 0 (0)


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