Vassell released by Leicester after injury-plagued campaign

The former England international striker has fallen out of favour with the Foxes, making just 13 appearances in the 2011-12 season after suffering from knee ligament damage
Leicester City forward Darius Vassell is set to leave the Championship club after they decided not to offer him a new contract.

The 31-year-old, signed in 2010 by then-manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, has been forced out of the team by a knee injury that he suffered against West Ham back in November.

5.50 A Vassell-less England are 5.50 with 188Bet to finish bottom of Euro 2012 Group D
Vassell is one of six out-of-contract players to be released by Foxes boss Nigel Pearson. The former England striker will leave this summer, along with Steve Howard, Matt Oakley, Chris Weale, Aleksandar Tunchev and Wales Under-21 forward Elliott Chamberlain.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to all six players for their hard work and professionalism in City blue, and wish them well in the future," a club statement read.

Vassell made 44 appearances for the Championship outfit, scoring a total of six goals.