Leicester v Scunthorpe preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Leicester City and Scunthorpe at the Walkers Stadium.

Last Updated: 01/10/10 at 14:09

Thompson: Has a groin injury

Thompson: Has a groin injury

Striker Matty Fryatt will be missing when Leicester begin life without Paulo Sousa.

Sousa was sacked less than three months after taking over from Nigel Pearson following a disappointing start to the season.

The Foxes have won just one of their first nine games in the Championship and slipped to the bottom of the table after their midweek defeat at Norwich.

Current goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell and coach Chris Powell will take temporary charge of the first team against the Iron.

They must do so without Fryatt, who begins a three-match suspension following his dismissal against the Canaries.

He kicked out at defender Leon Barnett as he attempted to get the ball back having hauled Leicester back in the game at 4-3. Portuguese defender Miguel Vitor remains suspended.

Scunthorpe manager Ian Baraclough has no fresh injury concerns.

Midfielder Garry Thompson and on-loan defender Jim McNulty remain sidelined with groin and ankle injuries respectively but will be the only absentees.

The Iron travel to the Walkers Stadium searching for their third away win of the season, and Baraclough's first since he was named as permanent boss following two draws.

Baraclough told the club's official website: "It's a case of using the same squad we had last week.

"We're a settled squad at the moment and that's how we'll travel.

"It's good for a manager to have continuity, and to be able to choose from the same players."

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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  
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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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