Keeping up with Jones: Leeds and Leicester chasing Stoke striker
09:00 GMT, 18 September 2012
Loan deal: Jones
Outcast Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones is a loan target for Championship sides Leeds and Leicester.
With Potters boss Tony Pulis bringing in Michael Owen on a free transfer to compete with Peter Crouch, Jon Walters and Cameron Jerome, Jones is now well down the pecking order at the Britannia Stadium.
Following a frantic deadline day at the club Stoke now desperately need to cut their wage bill, and both Leeds and Leicester are prepared to take Jones until January to bolster their promotion hopes.
Whites boss Neil Warnock lost Ross McCormack to injury at the weekend and he has confirmed his desire to replace the Scotland forward with a temporary signing.
'We are looking for someone who can improve the squad, and we would love to get a striker in before playing Nottingham Forest on Saturday,' he said.
'Most of the better players have already gone out on loan and, as it is, we can’t really replace Ross because we’re a bit thin on the ground.'
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is also looking to lure to 27-year-old back to the Championship after their stuttering start, and he has considerably more funds to play with than Leeds.