Pearson - Waghorn deal unlikely
Nigel Pearson admits Leicester are unlikely to be able to permanently sign striker Martyn Waghorn.
Last Updated: 05/04/10 7:07pm
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson admits the Foxes are unlikely to be able to sign striker Martyn Waghorn on a permanent basis after his brace against QPR, which left Neil Warnock describing his side's display as 'diabolical'.
Waghorn, on a season-long loan from Sunderland, scored twice to bring his tally for the campaign to 11 as the Foxes hammered QPR 4-0 to notch their first win in six games.
Andy King had opened the scoring and Steve Howard completed the rout, but it was Waghorn's two goals sandwiched in between that caught Pearson's eye.
The Leicester boss said: "Waghorn's been a great loan signing. He's doing very well for us. It has been a good experience for him here and I know he's enjoying himself.
"But if I was Sunderland why would I want to sell him and there is a question mark against if we could afford him anyway."
Waghorn said: "I've been asked by Leicester fans all season if I'll be staying. I love it at Leicester but we will have to wait and see what happens in the summer.
"I haven't spoken to (Sunderland manager) Steve Bruce about the situation, we will just have to wait and see what happens."
QPR manager Warnock was disappointed to lose the game after his side dominated possession in the first half.
He said: "Believe it or not I'm disappointed we didn't win the game, which might sound a bit silly and as if I was a character out of 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'.
"But their first two goals were absolutely diabolical and showed the hard work we are going to have to put in.
"And then after their third goal went in we were just waiting for the final whistle to go."