Nathan Delfouneso joins Leicester on loan

Leicester snap up Villa striker Delfouneso on one-month loan

Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso has joined Leicester on a one-month loan.

Moving on: Nathan Delfouneso has joined Leicester

Moving on: Nathan Delfouneso has joined Leicester

Delfouneso, an England Under-21 international, could go straight into the squad to face npower Championship leaders Southampton at St Mary's tonight.

The 20-year-old is highly regarded by Villa and last year agreed a new three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League club to keep him in claret and blue until June 2014.

Birmingham-born Delfouneso has made 47 appearances for Villa, most of them as a substitute, and has scored nine times.

He has already sampled Championship football having spent two months on loan at Burnley towards the end of last season, where he played 11 times.