Leicester V Sheff Wed at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

08 March 2013 11:01
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Foxes to monitor Konchesky

Leicester will check on Paul Konchesky ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's visit to the King Power Stadium.

Konchesky was replaced at half-time during the Foxes' 1-1 home draw against Leeds on Tuesday night after complaining of tightness in his hamstring.

The experienced left-back underwent a scan on Wednesday and manager Nigel Pearson is awaiting the results.

Should Konchesky miss out, Pearson is expected to opt for Lloyd Dyer at left-back after the winger replaced him against Leeds. However, Jeff Schlupp could come back into the squad

Striker Schlupp, who is currently the subject of negotiations between Leicester and Manchester United about a possible move to Old Trafford in the summer after impressing during a month-long trial at the Barclays Premier League leaders, has been used as a makeshift left-back on several occasions this season.

Midfielder Matty James will also require a late check having missed the last four games with a knee problem.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Giles Coke is doubtful for the game.

Coke sustained a foot injury in the midweek defeat at Watford and was replaced just before half-time by Jose Semedo.

Semedo is likely to return to the starting line-up if Coke fails to make it.

Defender Reda Johnson remains sidelined after missing the last six matches with an ankle injury, but manager Dave Jones has no other new injury or suspension worries.

Striker Leroy Lita, on loan from Swansea, and winger Jermaine Johnson were both second-half substitutes in midweek and are pushing for recalls, while midfielder Rhys McCabe, defender Martin Taylor and forward Gary Madine are all hoping to be involved.

The Owls are two points above the relegation zone and have suffered back-to-back defeats.

Source: PA

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