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Pearson delight with Gradel loan

Max Gradel
Gradel came off the bench to make his Leeds debut against Norwich

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is in no doubt winger Max Gradel's one-month loan move to League One leaders Leeds United will benefit everyone involved.

Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's great for Max and for us.

"Our squad has a lot more depth than it has had for a while so Max's first-team opportunities have been a bit limited.

"Now he will get the chance to be around the first team and it means that if after a month he is needed, he comes back with a bit of experience."

And Pearson is in no doubt that Gradel, 21, is the sort of character who will make the most of his loan stint.

"He will take a lot of enthusiasm there and has a lot ability," Pearson added.

Gradel was a regular part of the Foxes squad that earned promotion by winning League One last term but has only made one appearance this season.

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