UK time is: 05:07:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Making up for McCarthy the key

Having not won at Ipswich since 1988, it is perhaps not the ideal time for Leicester City to be missing their inspirational centre-back Paddy McCarthy through the first game of a two-match suspension.

City manager Rob Kelly believes the Championship clash at Portman Road tomorrow will be the 'toughest yet' of his stint in charge and losing his stand-in skipper won't make it any easier.

Patrik Gerrbrand is likely to replace the Irishman as partner to Patrick Kisnorbo in what could well be an otherwise unchanged side.

Who they'll be up against is uncertain because Ipswich, still chasing a play-offs place, have been struggling to find a strike force.

They were helped in midweek by the granting of a belated work permit for month-long loan signing Ricardo Fuller from Southampton.

The six-foot-plus striker seems sure to play and pose a threat because, although having notched only three goals in 16 matches since his 90,000 transfer to the Saints from Portsmouth he grabbed 27 League goals in 57 games during his Championship spell at Preston from 2002/2004.

Now Ipswich manager Joe Royle's problem is who to play alongside Fuller with joint top scorer Sam Parkin, summer signing Nicky Forster, Republic of Ireland international Alan Lee and midfield marksman Jimmy Juan all ruled out.

Teenager Danny Haynes or centre-back Richard Naylor are the likely options.

Leicester meanwhile report that Richard Stearman (ankle) and Ryan Smith (thigh) are both likely to be fit and Henderson is expected to continue as goalkeeper in the absence through injury of Rab Douglas.



Click Club Forums, click 100% Football for fans chat. Posters can now win monthly prizes for their contributions.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 24 2006

Time: 12:40PM

Your Comments

Leicester would do as well attacking this game as trying to hold out for a draw.
Dyna-mite
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Stats: Swansea v Leicester (Saturday October 25 2014)

Pearson Looking Forward To Training (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Young Duo Leave On Loan (Monday October 20 2014)

Pearson - We Should've Taken A Point (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Newcastle v Leicester (Saturday October 18 2014)

Pearson Fully Focused On Newcastle (Friday October 17 2014)

Shakey - The Break Will Be No Break (Wednesday October 8 2014)

Friendly - Aston Villa 2-3 Leicester (Wednesday October 8 2014)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
13. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
14. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7

Breaking League News

Three Points And No Mistake!
Arsenal : 26/10/2014 00:35:00
Swansea : 25/10/2014 23:45:00
Monk: We'll Work On Our Decision Making
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:43:00
Report - Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:15:00
Much More To Come
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By:  Svens
Schmeichel 0%
De Laet 0%
Morgan 0%
Moore 0%
Konchesky 0%
Hammond 0%
Drinkwater 0%
Mahrez 0%
Nugent 0%
Vardy 0%
Ulloa 0%
Sub - James 0%
Sub - King 0%
Sub - Cambiasso 0%