Leicester v Portsmouth preview

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

Last Updated: 18/03/11 at 13:16

Yakubu: Set to face former club

Yakubu: Set to face former club

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Jeffrey Bruma could return to the Leicester squad for the visit of Portsmouth.

The on-loan Chelsea defender has missed the last two matches with a groin strain but he has trained this week and Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident he will be available.

Otherwise, the Foxes are as they were with Bruma's Chelsea team-mate Patrick van Aanholt and veteran striker Steve Howard still sidelined with thigh and ankle problems respectively.

Eriksson has options should he wish to make changes, with defenders Julio Moreno and Bruno Berner, midfielders Matt Oakley and Lloyd Dyer and striker Martyn Waghorn all available for recalls.

Yakubu could be in line to face his former club. The Nigerian played for Pompey between January 2003 and July 2005.

Portsmouth will include Liam Lawrence in their squad again after he returned from three weeks out with a calf problem as a 59th-minute substitute in last Saturday's 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough.

He suffered no recurrence of the injury during the match but picked up a niggle in training this week which he should overcome.

Steve Cotterill has no other new injury or suspension problems and has a rejuvenated squad to choose from as this was the first time in three weeks they did not have a midweek game.

Defender Aaron Mokoena, who has been dropped by South Africa for their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt on March 26, is set to continue on the bench.

Forward Danny Webber has stepped up his recovery from a year on the sidelines with anterior cruciate ligament damage but is nowhere near ready to return.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
19:45
Blackburn v Millwall  
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
20:00
Reading v Birm'ham  
Saturday, 25 April 2015
12:15
Brighton v Watford  
12:30
Sheff Wed v Leeds  
15:00
Birm'ham v Charlton  
Cardiff v Blackpool  
Fulham v M'boro  
Huddsf'ld v Blackburn  
Ipswich v N Forest  
Millwall v Derby  

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company