Foxes land Gunners custodian
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leicester City have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a month's loan.Leicester City boss Craig Levein has solved his goalkeeping problem by landing Arsenal custodian Stuart Taylor on a month's loan.
The 23-year-old joins the Championship side following news that Foxes number one Ian Walker will be sidelined for up to two months with a knee injury.
Levein has been less than impressed with the performances of deputy Kevin Pressman in the Leicester goal recently, thus prompting the former Hearts manager to search for a new keeper to fill the void.
The Birmingham City duo of Ian Bennett and Nico Vaesen were two of Levein's targets, but the Scot has been able to land Taylor from the Premiership champions instead.
The former England Under-21 international, who was sidelined for most of last season with a shoulder injury, will be in the Leicester squad for their trip to Championship leaders Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
"I think everybody knows that we have been very thin on the ground in regards to the goalkeeping position in recent weeks," Levein told the club's official website.
"He comes straight into the squad for the game against Wigan on Saturday, although whether he starts or not is a different thing.
"The one-month period gives us the opportunity to look at Stuart and gives him the chance to find out whether he is comfortable here.
"I thought that was sensible and it solves our crisis if you like.
"He is a young up and coming goalkeeper and I have watched him and found out a lot about him. He is hungry and desperate for first team action.
"This is a good opportunity for him."
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