Leeds V Leicester at Elland Road : Match Preview

26 November 2012 05:31
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Warnock to keep the faith

Leeds boss Neil Warnock is expected to name the same squad when they play host to high-flying Leicester.

The Whites recorded their first league win in eight matches against leaders Crystal Palace on Saturday and Warnock will be reluctant to make too many changes.

Loanees Alan Tate and Jerome Thomas both impressed from the start on their Elland Row bow and are expected to retain their places.

Luke Varney serves the second of his three-match suspension while Jason Pearce also sits out the final game of his ban.

Midfielder David Norris also returned to the starting XI against the Eagles and is likely to continue in the middle. Aidan White and Michael Brown are likely to take their place on the bench again.

Returning striker Ross McCormack is still waiting to make his first start since recovering from an ankle injury and could partner top scorer Luciano Becchio if El-Hadji Diouf is rested.

Rodolph Austin remains sidelined with a cracked ankle bone while Davide Somma is not yet able to resume full training.MAs you were for Foxes

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson looks like picking from an unchanged squad.

Leading scorer David Nugent missed the 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday with a neck injury that Pearson last week predicted would keep the striker out for "the next couple of games".

Jamie Vardy partnered Martyn Waghorn in attack at Hillsborough, though Marko Futacs is also available should Pearson opt to change things around.

Anthony Knockaert will also be pushing for a recall, but the Frenchman will be hard-pressed to displace Ben Marshall whose late goal confirmed victory over the Owls.

Left-back Paul Konchesky is available again following a hamstring strain, leaving centre-half Sean St. Ledger (hamstring) as Leicester's only other injury absentee.

Source: PA