Leicester are hopeful Darius Vassell will be cleared to make his debut at Barnsley.
The former England international striker has been training with City since signing for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side on a free transfer last month.
Eriksson had hoped Vassell would feature during last weekend`s home win over Preston but there was a problem with international clearance following his release from Turkish club Ankarag|c| at the end of last season.
City should also be boosted by the return from injury of Curtis Davies. The on-loan defender has recovered from the hamstring strain that has ruled him out of the last two matches.
Meanwhile, forward Paul Gallacher has shaken off a knee injury he sustained against Preston.