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Leicester V Bolton at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

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15 Apr 2013 18:01:22

Leicester V Bolton at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

Leicester V Bolton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Pearson sticks with his Foxes

Leicester will have an unchanged squad for the crucial home clash against fellow play-off contenders Bolton.

The Foxes reported no new problems following Friday night's disappointing 2-2 draw with Birmingham at the King Power Stadium, so manager Nigel Pearson once again has everyone fit and available.

Pearson made two changes against the Blues, recalling right-back Ritchie De Laet and striker Chris Wood at the expense of Liam Moore and winger Ben Marshall.

Leicester created enough chances to win the game but were punished for their inability to take their opportunities when Chris Burke's injury-time penalty denied them a first victory in nine Championship matches, leaving the Foxes two points behind sixth-placed Bolton heading into Tuesday night's fixture.

Wingers Anthony Knockaert and Lloyd Dyer, central midfielder Richie Wellens and strikers Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane join Moore and Marshall in providing options for Pearson should he wish to change his starting line-up.

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman is expected to have Jay Spearing available for the vital trip.

Spearing hobbled out of the action shortly before half-time as Wanderers secured the 2-1 win at Bristol City that moved them into the play-off places, two points and two places above their midweek opponents.

Freedman expects the on-loan Liverpool midfielder's bruised toe to be healed in time to play at the King Power Stadium but knows he has an able deputy in weekend replacement Medo Kamara.

"Jay has had a bruised nail for a number of weeks and it's not sore at all when he's got a pair of flip-flops on but with these fancy new boots they have these days that squash it, he got a kick and it was sore," the manager told the Bolton News

"I think he will be fine for Tuesday, it was just very uncomfortable for him. But I thought Medo was fantastic when he stepped in."

Craig Davies came off the bench to net the winner from the penalty spot at Ashton Gate and could push for a start in attack.

David Wheater (calf) and Tyrone Mears (illness) are set to remain on the sidelines alongside long-term absentee Mark Davies (knee).







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