Chris Wood to return to Leicester starting team v Wolves

Leicester (Sporting Alert) — Chris Wood started on the bench in Leicester City‘s FA Cup fourth round clash at Huddersfield last weekend, but the striker is set to return the starting lineup in tonight’s npower Championship game against Wolves at the King Power Stadium.

Wood, who came off the bench to score a late equaliser and earned  Leicester a 1-1 and a replay, was being bothered by  a knee injury he picked up in training prior to that game, but the club has confirmed that he’s now good to go.

However, French winger Anthony Knockaert, who missed the FA Cup clash on Saturday, remains doubtful for the game as he continues to struggle with an ankle injury.

“He’s (Knockaert) the only concern really,” Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson said.

“He’s had a scan and we’ll just have to see how he progresses. It doesn’t give us much time, but we’ll see how he is.

“We’ve managed the other minor knocks that we’ve had as best we can but, again, it’s a case of just seeing how they are.”

The Foxes are unbeaten in seven in all competitions and have won its last four games npower Championship. Pearson’s side can cut the gap between them and leaders Cardiff to eight points and go 12pts ahead of third place Hull City with a win tonight.

“We know they’ve got some good players, but we can’t spend too much time concerning ourselves with the opposition, our focus has to be on our performance,” Pearson said.
“We’re aware of the players they have at their disposal and they have some good players. We know what to expect and, as most Championship games are, it will be a good test for us.”

Meanwhile, Wolves will be without defender Roger Johnson, after failing to have his weekend red card against Blackpool overturned.

Johnson was sent-off in injury time following an altercation with Blackpool’s Angel Martinez, a game Wolves dropped 2-1 at the weekend.


Head to Head Record (all competitions)
Leicester City: 35
Draws: 32
Wolves: 41

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