The Turkish international was introduced as a substitute just after the hour but then had to go off in injury time, but Enzo Maresca does not sound too concerned
Enzo Maresca hopes Yunus Akgun will be available for Tuesday’s Championship meeting with Sunderland despite limping out of Leicester City’s 3-1 win at Swansea.
The Turkish winger was introduced as a substitute in the 65th minute but then went off in injury time, appearing to be holding his thigh. However, having spoken to him after the game, City boss Maresca did not feel it was anything serious.
“I just asked him and he didn’t feel something important,” the manager said in his post-match press conference. “It was just something, but not something important, so hopefully he’s not going to lose any games or any days. We’ll see.”
It is a quick turnaround for Yunus to be ready again though, with the Black Cats visiting the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening. In the game, City will aim to win an eighth straight league match, which would be one shy of the club record.
If Yunus is not available, that leaves City short of two wingers. Kasey McAteer has been sidelined with a hamstring pull suffered a few weeks ago at Blackburn, but he is making progress towards a return, and is now training on the grass at Seagrave, although not yet with his team-mates.
City would then be left with Stephy Mavididi, Abdul Fatawu, and Marc Albrighton on the wings. Mavididi and Fatawu would be favourites to keep their spots in the side, particularly after impressing in Wales, and with Maresca yet to hand Albrighton a start in the Championship this season.