Leicester v Brighton preview
Team news ahead of Tuesday evening’s Championship clash between
Leicester and Brighton at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will hand a late fitness test to
striker Jamie Vardy.
The centre-forward was only fit enough for the bench in
Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham after missing most of the
week’s training through illness. He will be assessed ahead of the
game to see whether he is fit enough to start.
Centre-back Zak Whitbread suffered from cramp towards the end of
the game at St Andrews but is expected to be available for
selection once more.
Defender Sean St Ledger is still recovering from a hamstring
injury and will not be involved but otherwise Pearson has a fully
fit squad to pick from.
Brighton are without Andrea Orlandi as they face the
The Spanish midfielder is still sidelined with the calf injury
ruled him out of the weekend’s defeat against Middlesbrough.
Forward Will Hoskins is back in training following a broken foot
but will not be involved as he builds up match fitness with the
Brighton have gone four games without a victory and have only
found the net once during those games. Boss Gus Poyet has warned
his misfiring strikers that he will look to the loan market if they
continue to fire blanks.
He told the Argus: “The consistency I thought we would have we
are only having one way in terms of not conceding too many goals.
In the other we haven’t. Should we start talking about the striker
we didn’t get? Well it’s up to the players that play to make sure
we don’t, because if not I will.”