Leicester V Watford at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

25 April 2013 05:01
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Foxes at full strength

Leicester will be at full strength as they look to edge back into the npower Championship play-off places against automatic promotion hopefuls Watford.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson has confirmed he has a fully-fit squad to choose from on Friday night, giving him plenty of options should he wish to make changes to his starting line up.

Defenders Zak Whitbread and Liam Moore, midfielders Danny Drinkwater, Paul Gallagher and Richie Wellens and strikers Harry Kane and David Nugent are all available for recalls.

Nugent is Leicester's leading scorer with 14 goals this season but the 27-year-old has started the last two matches on the bench.

A draw would be enough for the Foxes to return to the play-off places but victory would see them climb up to fifth in the table ahead of their top-six rivals playing on Saturday afternoon.

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola will check on John Eustace.

The midfielder, who has been out since early February with a back injury, has returned to training but is rated as doubtful for the clash.

Fitz Hall remains out with a hamstring injury, while Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles), Neuton (dislocated shoulder) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) also miss out.

Young defender Adam Thompson has a knee problem is likely to be unavailable.

The Hornets sit third in the npower Championship, four points behind automatic-promotion rivals Hull, with just two games left to play.

Defeat for Zola's men would put an end to their hopes of finishing in the top two, meaning they would have to settle for a play-off place.

Source: PA