Leicester v Coventry preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Leicester and Coventry at the Walkers Stadium.

Last Updated: 25/02/11 at 10:20

Vassell: Set to face Sky Blues

Vassell: Set to face Sky Blues

Darius Vassell is expected to be fit in time for Leicester's clash with their Midlands rivals.

The former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker, who was on the bench against Cardiff on Tuesday night due to a tight hamstring, has been ill this week.

Fellow forward Steve Howard is manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's only other injury problem. Howard has missed the last three matches with an ankle knock and will remain on the sidelines.

Eriksson has options should he wish to make changes with defenders Bruno Berner and Miguel Vitor, midfielders Matt Oakley and Yuki Abe and striker Martyn Waghorn available for recalls.

Leicester have yet to lose a league game at the Walkers Stadium since Eriksson took charge in October.

Clive Platt is expected to return to contention for Coventry.

The striker picked up a knock which ruled him out of Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Swansea, although he is likely to make a speedy recovery to stake his claim for a starting berth at the Walkers Stadium.

Midfielder Sammy Clingan made his comeback as an unused substitute against the Swans and will feature again.

Manager Aidy Boothroyd will continue to assess skipper Lee Carsley (Achilles and hernia surgery) and influential centre-back Ben Turner (knee).

The Sky Blues sustained no new injury problems in midweek, with the likes of winger Gary McSheffrey and striker Freddy Eastwood pushing to start against the Foxes having been relegated to the bench in recent games.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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