Howard banned for Deepdale date

Leicester will be without Steve Howard when they travel to Preston looking for the win that will guarantee them a Championship play-off spot.

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Howard: Missing through suspension

Howard: Missing through suspension

Howard had scored three goals in four matches prior to his red card early in the second half of last weekend's 4-1 home victory over Watford.

The 33-year-old begins a three-game suspension so James Vaughan, who came off the bench to score his first City goal against the Hornets, is in line to make his first start for the club alongside fellow loanee Martyn Waghorn.

Richie Wellens was withdrawn as a precaution just before the hour mark against Watford after complaining of a tight hamstring but the midfielder is expected to be fit.

Boss Nigel Pearson has options available should he wish to make changes with Matt Oakley, Nicky Adams, Yann Kermorgant, Dany N'Guessan and Nolberto Solano all vying for recalls.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:30
Doncaster v Derby Live
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds
Middlesbro' v Millwall
N Forest v Birmingham
Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 42 -26 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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