Former Magpies' loanee nets past Italian giants

Last updated : 26 July 2005 By Rob Davies
O'Grady scored a late penalty during Leicester's home defeat against Inter, who kicked off their controversial tour of England with the match at the Walkers Stadium.

The Nottingham-born striker (pictured left) came on as a 68th minute substitute for Dion Dublin and scored his first senior goal for the Foxes just 10 minutes later, after the referee had awarded a spot-kick for a bout of pushing.

Ironically, Leicester cancelled a friendly with the Magpies in order to host the Serie A club, with Notts instead hosting fellow the Foxes' East Midland rivals Derby County this evening.

The Championship club initially looked to have egg on their faces after Inter cancelled their tour amidst a wave of publicity due to safety fears.
However, a swift U-turn by the Italian giants saw the game take place at the Walker's Stadium in-front of a disappointing crowd of 15,000.

Lanky forward O'Grady spent 3 months at Meadow Lane during the past campaign after initially joining for a month.

Despite an initial good start, the 19-year-old spent much of his later days for the Magpies on the bench.

We continue to wish him well.