Leeds United v Leicester City: Veteran Phillips to make Foxes debut at Elland Road

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Kevin Phillips could make his Leicester City debut at the age of 40 tomorrow after joining the Championship leaders in time to play against Leeds United.

The former England international linked up with his ninth professional club on Wednesday, leaving Crystal Palace to sign for Leicester until the end of the season, and he is likely to feature in City’s squad at Elland Road.

Phillips’ remarkable career in the Premier League and Football League has spanned 20 years and Leicester moved to take him to the KP Stadium despite their squad sitting three points clear at the top of the Championship.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said: “The opportunity to sign a player of Kevin’s experience and know-how doesn’t come along too often. 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’ll bring some great qualities to the group, both on and off the pitch.”

Phillips has been added to a group of players who are on a run of five straight wins ahead of tomorrow’s match in Leeds.

“They’re sitting proudly at the top of the Championship and they play good football,” Phillips said.Leeds