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Eriksson's first game will be against Foxes old boss Pearson

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Eriksson: Back in England

Eriksson: Back in England

Sven-Goran Eriksson first game in charge of Leicester will have a dose of added spice as he locks horns with their former boss Nigel Pearson's Hull side.

Pearson enjoyed success at the club as he secured promotion from League One and led them to the play-offs last term.

But a poor start by his successor Paulo Sousa saw him dismissed and Eriksson has been installed with the remit to take them back to the Premier League.

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His rebuilding has started immediately with the loan signings of Kyle Naughton and Curtis Davies, who should both be handed their debuts.

However, Eriksson will be without Dany N'Guessan after the forward suffered ankle ligament damage during the club's mid-season trip to Thailand last week.

Defenders Michael Morrison and Miguel Vitor and midfielder Lloyd Dyer also sustained knocks in the Far East but are expected to be fit.

Doubtful

Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard is doubtful for the clash against Pearson's former club.

Bullard is struggling with a knee injury and could face a late fitness test as Pearson returns to the Walkers Stadium for the first time since leaving to become Phil Brown's permanent successor in the summer.

John Bostock and Kevin Kilbane, both unused substitutes in the goalless draw with Coventry last time out, could come into contention for a start if Bullard fails to make it.

Bullard's absence could also be tempered by the return to the squad of striker Caleb Folan.

Folan has yet to appear for Hull this season due to complications with a dead leg, while summer signing James Harper (foot), still waiting for his first appearance for the club, will travel with the squad, but is not expected to feature.

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