Welsh set for Foxes move

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Leicester City are set to sign Sunderland winger Andy Welsh on loan until the end of the season.

Foxes boss Rob Kelly is keen for new recruits to help stave off the threat of relegation from The Championship, and Welsh is his latest target.

Experienced defender Rufus Brevett has arrived on a month's loan from Plymouth and Welsh should be the next addition to the squad.

Kelly says that the pacey winger jumped at the chance to move to The Walkers Stadium, with the chance of more regular football.

"He's a quick and direct left-sided winger," said Kelly.

"He's got a good attitude and I'm sure he'll help us in our battle against relegation.

"As soon as we made our interest known, he wanted to come here and that's pleasing because he's shown an appetite to come and play for us."

22-year-old Welsh will complete his move to Leicester once a medical and the necessary paperwork have been completed.

Welsh has made 15 appearances for Mick McCarthy's side, but has not figured since their FA Cup tie against Northwich and will have a better chance of regular football at Leicester.