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The King Power Stadium (ATT 18,480) 19th September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Whitestone

Leicester Leicester City vs Burnley Burnley

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Last Updated: 18/09/12 5:12pm

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Pearson: Has decsions to make

Pearson: Has decsions to make

Team news ahead of Leicester's Championship clash with Burnley at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

Leicester are likely to be without midfielder Andy King.

The Wales international was substituted after 30 minutes of Sunday's defeat at Wolves with a hamstring injury and is a major doubt.

Matty James replaced him in that fixture and could deputise again while Neil Danns and Anthony Knockaert offer further options in that area.

The pre-season promotion favourites have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions and manager Nigel Pearson insisted he will turn things around.

"I will sort it out," he told the Leicester Mercury.

"The things that let us down were a lack of concentration and a lack of acceptance of responsibility when defending.

"It is down to hard work and we will get it right. We have played three away games and had three defeats, which is a bit tough on how we have performed on reflection, but we can't give teams two-goal starts."

Burnley have no new injury problems ahead of their trip.

Manager Eddie Howe confirmed there were a small handful of the customary aches and pains among his squad following Saturday's 5-2 home win over Peterborough, but nothing severe enough to rule anyone out at the King Power Stadium.

"I think you always get a few bumps and bruises but I don't think any of them are too worrying, so hopefully we'll come through okay," he said.

One decision Howe must make is whether to hand striker Martin Paterson a second start in four days, given the Northern Ireland international's persistent hamstring problems over the past year.

Fellow forward Danny Ings (knee) is still around three months away from a return to action.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 23 45
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Derby County 23 42
4 Middlesbrough 23 42
5 Brentford 23 40
6 Watford 23 38
7 Norwich City 23 37
8 Blackburn Rovers 23 34
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 34
10 Nottingham Forest 23 31
11 Cardiff City 23 31
12 Charlton Athletic 23 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Bolton Wanderers 23 29
15 Fulham 23 28
16 Birmingham City 23 28
17 Reading 23 26
18 Rotherham United 23 25
19 Huddersfield Town 23 25
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 23 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 23 13

Match Reaction

Shakespeare praises spirit

Shakespeare praises spirit

Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare praised his players' spirit and courage as they beat Burnley 2-1.