Blackpool V Leicester at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

22 February 2013 12:01
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No issues for Ince

Paul Ince has no new injury worries as he prepares to take charge of a Blackpool home game for the first time against Leicester.

Ince's Seasiders reign got underway with a 2-0 defeat at Leeds on Wednesday night, although no players were added to a casualty list featuring defensive duo Ian Evatt (knee) and Bob Harris (toe).

Veteran midfielder Barry Ferguson was handed a first npower Championship start since October and will hope to keep his place.

Forward duo Nathan Delfouneso and Matt Derbyshire could both push for starts in attack after Pool drew a blank for the second consecutive game.

Leicester dealt Blackpool their first league defeat of the season after a trio of opening wins in the reverse fixture.

Only seven further victories have followed amid two managerial changes and Ince now leads a team in 15th position and 11 points shy of the play-offs.

Leicester look like being without Matty James.

James is nursing a knock following the 2-1 home defeat to Charlton on Tuesday night and the midfielder is rated doubtful.

His absence could pave the way for Andy King to return to the starting line-up.

With striker Chris Wood making a goalscoring return from a knee injury against Charlton, winger Ben Marshall also back in the side for the Addicks' visit after an ankle problem and defender Sean St. Ledger on the bench after a lengthy absence with a hamstring injury, Foxes boss Nigel Pearson has an otherwise full strength squad at his disposal as he looks to get Leicester's promotion challenge back on track.

He has also signed Harry Kane ahead of the trip and the Tottenham striker, who will remain with Leicester for the remainder of the season, will go straight into the squad at Bloomfield Road.

Source: PA