Leicester V Ipswich at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

21 February 2014 09:31
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Konchesky missing for Foxes

Paul Konchesky will be suspended for Sky Bet Championship leaders Leicester when Ipswich visit the King Power Stadium.

Konchesky was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Jamie Mackie during the 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night and he will begin a three-match ban.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson has options at left-back in Konchesky's absence with Liam Moore fit again after a rib injury and forward Jeff Schlupp having shown in the past that he is more than capable of playing in the role.

Pearson does not expect to have to contend with any new injury problems following the midweek game against Forest.

Ipswich will be without leading scorer David McGoldrick for the trip but goalkeeper Dean Gerken returns to contention.

McGoldrick, who has 16 goals to his name this term, faces a battle to play again before the end of the season after being ruled out for around 10 weeks with knee ligament damage sustained during last Saturday's goalless draw against Blackpool.

First-choice stopper Gerken missed the game altogether due to a neck problem but is now fit and faces a battle to regain the number one spot after Scott Loach stepped in and impressed.

Luke Hyam (hamstring) misses out but fellow midfielder Paul Green (knock) and striker Paul Taylor (tooth abscess) are both expected to be okay.

Source: PA