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Coventry will be without Freddy Eastwood and Ben Turner for the opening day of the season.

Striker Eastwood is missing with a hamstring injury while centre-back Turner has still not recovered from the troublesome knee problem which dogged him last season.

Manager Andy Thorn will also make late checks on a few players, including midfielder Gary Deegan, striker Clive Platt and defender Jordan Clarke, who have all struggled with niggling knocks during pre-season.

Summer signing Joe Murphy is set to make his debut in goal for the Sky Blues with Keiren Westwood having departed to Sunderland during the close season.

Midfielder Sammy Clingan will skipper the side for the forthcoming campaign.

Sven-Goran Eriksson begins his first full season as Leicester manager with a full squad to choose from.

The Swede made his 10th summer signing on Thursday with the acquisition of Gelson Fernandes on loan from Saint Etienne.

Swiss international Fernandes, who played under Eriksson at Manchester City, will go straight into the squad if his international clearance comes through in time.

Likewise John Pantsil, signed last month after leaving Fulham, is still awaiting a work permit but will be involved should the club receive it ahead of Saturday.

Fellow new recruits Kasper Schmeichel, Lee Peltier, Matt Mills, Paul Konchesky, Neil Danns, David Nugent, Sean St. Ledger and Michael Johnson are all fit and eligible.

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