A look ahead to Tuesday night’s home clash
Simon Grayson will be looking for a reaction from his players following their first home defeat in the npower Championship when Leicester City visit on Tuesday evening; 7.45pm kick-off.
Town’s 3-2 home defeat to Watford on Saturday was the first real setback following a fantastic start to the new campaign and the Terriers will be keen to put things right in their second home game in just four days.
Leicester, managed by Nigel Pearson, are one place about Town in the early Championship table and the much-fancied Foxes will be tough opposition on Tuesday night.
Referee: Philip Gibbs
Assistant Referees: David Plowright and Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official: Nick Greenhalgh
Leicester City’s latest results
Middlesbrough (Championship) 2-1 (A)
Hull City (Championship) 3-1 (H)
Burnley (Championship) 2-1 (H)
Wolves (Championship) 1-2 (A)
Blackpool (Championship) 1-0 (H)
Town Team News:
Joel Lynch is serving the final game of his three match ban, whereas Adam Hammill is still nursing a knee injury and it looks likely that he’ll miss out.
Loan man Jermaine Beckford cannot play against his parent club and James Vaughan is doubtful due to his groin strain, so the likes of Alan Lee and Sean Scannell
Leicester City Team News:
Winger Lloyd Dyer is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to seal Leicester’s win at Middlesbrough at the weekend, whereas midfielder Ritchie Wellens is on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery during the summer months.
Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson
Former Shrewsbury, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough defender Pearson is currently in his second spell in charge of the Foxes following time at the Club between 2008 and 2010.
The ex-Carlisle United, Southampton and Hull City boss holds the best win percentage of any City boss from his first spell in charge, when he guided the team to the League 1 title and then the Championship Play-Offs before falling at the semi-final stage.
He stepped back into the Club in November 2011 following the dismissal of previous boss Sven-Goran Erikkson and has assembled a team much fancied for promotion to the Premier League this term.
Leicester City Transfers 2012/13
Wes Morgan – Nottingham Forest
Ben Marshall – Stoke City
Matt James – Manchester United
Ritchie de Laet – Manchester United
Jamie Vardy – Fleetwood Town
Marko Futacs – Portsmouth
Zak Whitbread – Norwich City
Souleymane Bamba – Trabzonspor
Cian Bolger – Bristol Rovers
Matthew Mills – Bolton Wanderers
Oliver Norburn – Bristol Rovers
Chris Weale – Shrewsbury Town
Steve Howard – Hartlepool United
Lee Peltier – Leeds United
Elliott Chamberlain – Exeter City
Shane Byrne – Bury
Franck Moussa – Nottingham Forest
Key Man – Jamie Vardy
25 year-old striker Vardy joined Leicester City from Fleetwood Town in the summer and has had no issues adapting to life in the npower Championship.
The lively forward made his name in non-league circles through productive spells at Stocksbridge Park Steels and FC Halifax Town and is known for his high work rate as well as prolific finishing.
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