Leicester No2 Davies reluctant to assess Justin injury: Let's wait

Leicester City assistant coach Chris Davies was reluctant to assess James Justin’s injury during their Carabao Cup win against Newport.

Justin will undergo a scan on Wednesday after he was stretchered off.

The full-back, who opened the scoring in the 3-0 success, went down innocuously in the second half, controlling and laying off a bouncing ball before avoiding a coming together with the visitors’ Adam Lewis. When down, Justin immediately looked concerned and was carried off the pitch.

Davies said after the win over Newport: “He’s in the dressing room, and he’s felt something there, so he’ll have to have a scan. But I haven’t seen or spoken to him yet, so I don’t know what it was.”

Fingers will be crossed that Justin avoids a repeat of his last serious injury, when he suffered an ACL tear that kept him out for 11 months, particularly as he is slowly get back to his best. Afforded greater freedom on the right side, he curled in a superb opening goal, his first for the club in nearly two years.

“I thought JJ was excellent,” added Davies. “He flipped over to the right and had a slightly different role, where his job was to be higher up and attack the back-line more.

“He scored a wonderful goal, he attacked the space on the inside, whipping a brilliant shot into the corner. I thought he was outstanding.

“It was a strong performance. We knew we had to be good with the ball and really control the game and stay in their half as much as possible. We scored three good goals, so we’re really pleased.

“As results improve, the feeling improves. You get momentum. We spoke to the players and the mindset was no different to a Premier League game. If you have complacency there, that can be the biggest threat.

“We see surprises and shocks all the time. There was no complacency there tonight. The players respected the opposition. They tried to bring their best level and counter-pressed. That was key to our win.”