Leicester v Leeds preview

Team news for Sunday afternoon's Championship clash between Leicester and Leeds at the King Power Stadium.

Last Updated: 04/11/11 at 17:53   

Beckford: Set to face his former club on Sunday

Beckford: Set to face his former club on Sunday

Leicester caretaker managers Jon Rudkin and Mike Stowell may still be without Darius Vassell and Lloyd Dyer for the visit of Leeds.

The pair picked up injuries in the 3-2 defeat at West Ham and subsequently missed the Foxes' 3-1 win against Burnley.

Both are considered doubtful for the match, meaning Paul Gallagher and Steve Howard are expected to retain their places in the starting XI.

Jermaine Beckford will also hope for a place in Rudkin and Stowell's line-up against his former employers.

Leicester will be aiming for their first back-to-back wins of the season against Leeds, as the club look to put their managerial search to one side for the time being.

Skipper Matt Mills told the club website: "It's been mentioned that we've not won two on the bounce. That's something that's ringing in our ears so we want to put it right."

Leeds' new loan signing Alex McCarthy is expected to go straight into the starting line-up in Sunday's clash at Leicester.

Manager Simon Grayson has drafted in cover for Andy Lonergan, sidelined until next month due to a broken finger, and England Under-21s international McCarthy is likely to make his debut.

But Leeds will be without suspended defender Tom Lees, who was shown a straight red card for deliberate handball in the midweek defeat to Blackpool. The 20-year-old sits out an automatic one-game ban.

Patrick Kisnorbo returned to the starting line-up in central defence on Wednesday night in place of Darren O'Dea, who had been suffering from blurred vision and dizziness following a collision during last Sunday's home draw with Cardiff.

Andy O'Brien, Alex Bruce and Leigh Bromby will all come into contention in Lees' absence.

Grayson has no new major injury problems, but could be tempted to make other changes after Leeds lost 5-0 to his former club Blackpool in midweek.

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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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