Foxes welcome back veteran Howard

Steve Howard will return to the Leicester squad for the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final against Cardiff.

Last Updated: 11/05/10 at 13:13   

Howard: Back from suspension

Howard: Back from suspension

The burly forward missed the first leg on Sunday as he completed a three-match suspension.

Howard was in his best form of the season before he was shown a straight red card against Watford having scored three goals in the previous four games.

Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare believes the 34-year-old will have a crucial role to play in keeping Leicester's promotion dream alive.

"He was coming back into form prior to the sending off and in training he has been on fire - his effort, commitment and everything about him has been really good," said Shakespeare. "He will be an important player for us."

Leicester will assess the fitness of defender Wayne Brown and on-loan striker James Vaughan. The duo were left out of the squad for the first leg after picking up hamstring problems in training.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

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 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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