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Whitbread: Back injury

Whitbread: Back injury

Leicester have no new injury problems ahead of the game.

On-loan Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt and veteran striker Steve Howard remain the only absentees with thigh and ankle injuries respectively.

Ben Mee was given the nod to replace van Aanholt against QPR on Saturday and after impressing against the league leaders there is every chance he could retain his place at left-back, although Bruno Berner is another option for manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Paul Gallacher, Lloyd Dyer and Martyn Waghorn will be hoping for recalls after coming off the bench at Loftus Road.

The Foxes have slipped five points off the play-off places after three matches, including two defeats, without a win.

Norwich have a doubt over defender Zak Whitbread ahead of the trip.

The American centre-half had to be replaced during Saturday's draw with Preston after injuring his back in a heavy fall and manager Paul Lambert has described him as 'touch and go' for the trip to take on Sven-Goran Eriksson's men.

On-loan Blackpool man Rob Edwards will make his first start for the Canaries if Whitbread is ruled out.

Midfielder Simon Lappin has returned to training after surgery on his appendix but will not return to action for several weeks, while striker Chris Martin remains on the sidelines.

Martin (hamstring) is a fortnight away from a return, so captain Grant Holt will continue on his own up front.

Holt grabbed his 16th of the season against Preston but Aaron Wilbraham has not found the net in 12 appearances for the club and third option Simeon Jackson last scored in October.

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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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