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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Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
Derby v Watford  
Doncaster v Reading  
Huddersfld v Leicester  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
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2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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