(Sporting Alert) — Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has named an untouched starting team for tonight’s npower Championships clash with the visiting Middlesbrough at King Power Stadium.

The game will now start at 8pm after the Middlesbrough team  arrived at stadium because of bad weather.


Striker Chris Wood, who blasted home a fine hattrick in last Saturday’s 4-0 win at Bristol City, will lead the attack alongside David Nugent.

There is also good news as forward Jamie Vardy makes his return from injury, but he will start the game on the bench.

Paul Konchesky, Michael Keane and Ritchie De Laet all start for City, who will look to move into an automatic promotion place with a win tonight.

English Premier League targeted goalkeeper Jason Steele and striker Scott McDonald are amongst the starters for Middlesbrough.

Leicester City vs Middlesbrough

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Morgan (c), Marshall, Keane, James, Knockaert, Nugent, Wood.
Subs: Logan, King, Dyer, Waghorn, Gallagher, Moore, Vardy.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Haroun, Friend, Hoyte, Leadbitter, Williams (c), Hines, McEachran, Bikey, McDonald, Ledesma.
Subs: Ripley, Bailey, Jutkiewicz, Thomson, Emnes, Smallwood, Reach.

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)


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