Leicester V Wigan at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

13 September 2013 08:31
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James banned for Foxes

Leicester will be without suspended midfielder Matty James when they resume Sky Bet Championship action against Wigan at the King Power Stadium.

James will serve a one-match ban against the Latics after being sent off for two yellow card offences during the Foxes' defeat at Charlton prior to the international break. The only other absentee is expected to be Sean St Ledger as he continues to make progress in his recovery from a knee injury.

Andy King (Wales), Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) and Chris Wood (New Zealand) have returned from international duty unscathed but captain Wes Morgan only got back from winning his first cap for Jamaica on Thursday so manager Nigel Pearson will have to decide if it is too late for him to be involved on Saturday.

Midfielder Dean Hammond will hope to make his Leicester debut after joining the club from Southampton at the end of August.

Winger Callum McManaman is back from suspension for Wigan.

The 22-year-old has missed the last three Latics games since being sent off moments after coming on as a substitute against Bournemouth last month. However, boss Owen Coyle is once more likely to be without striker Grant Holt, who has suffered a setback on his return from a knee injury.

Centre-backs Ivan Ramis (knee) and Gary Caldwell (hip) are not expected to be back in first-team action until the end of October

Loanees Nick Powell and Ryan Shotton, borrowed from Manchester United and Stoke respectively on transfer deadline day, are in line to make their debuts with the former likely to slot into central midfield following James McCarthy's move to Everton.

Source: PA