Loan signing Liam Moore could make his City stay a season-long affair.

The Leicester defender has initially joined for a month but Peter Jackson is keen to keep him for the full campaign, if he impresses.

Moore caught Jackson’s eye while playing for his parent club in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Leeds on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old was quickly snapped up and could start in tomorrow’s league opener, with Simon Ramsden sidelined by a calf strain.

“He’s young, he’s energetic, he’s fit and he’s a good footballer,” said Jackson.

“I just felt with the Ramsden situation, we looked a little bit short on cover there and he fits the bill perfectly.

“It’s initially for him to look at us and vice versa. Maybe then we could extend the loan to a full season.

“He joined in training and looked really comfortable.

“We’ve got that option if we need it. He’s got pace and he’s certainly looking forward to the challenge.

“All these young players coming in have brought a fantastic energy to the club.

“Sometimes you make your mind up on people in the first five minutes and he was one of them.”

Ramsden has seen a specialist to discover the extent of his latest setback and appears likely to miss at least the first three games of the new campaign.

The former skipper played only three times last season due to groin and hip problems and Jackson admits the saga will become more worrying the longer it rumbles on.

“It is a worry,” he said. “Anybody who’s been out the length of time Simon has been out, it is a worry.

“We’ll have to assess him. He’s come all this way, then at the final hurdle he’s felt a little tweak.

“The longer it goes on, it’s a concern for myself, the club and for Simon.”

City have also signed 18-year-old Kiwi defender James Musa, who will join the club’s development squad following the Under-20 World Cup.