UK time is: 19:16:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Call-ups Spell Depletion for Pearson

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will face having to take a depleted squad to Peterborough next weekend in their key promotion clash at London Road.

International call-ups for Andy King (Wales U-21's), Tom Cleverley (England U-20's) and an expected call-up for left back Joe Mattock (England U-21's) means the Foxes will have to delve deep into their squad to gather a team together to compete with the Posh.

Rules state that clubs must have three players involved in international matches to postpone Football League fixtures. However, loan players do not count, which rules out Cleverley (on loan from Manchester United).

Leicester will also be without Steve Howard for the clash, after receiving his tenth booking of the season at Millwall last week, and thus faces a two match suspension which will involve the Peterborough match.

Posh manager Darren Ferguson may also face international worries with a possible call-up for Joe Lewis to the England Under-21's. If this be the case, Ferguson's only other option in goal is the unproven James McKeown. Centre back Craig Morgan has been called upon by Wales, but after being injured since January 31st and scoring a comical own goal at the Walkers Stadium earlier in the season, his absence shouldn't be felt too badly by Peterborough.

So with four players out of action for Leicester, Pearson may choose to call upon the services of Chris Powell, Bruno Berner, Max Gradel and Barry Hayles to fill the voids left by his international (and suspended) stars.




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



For the very latest League One odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 18 2009

Time: 7:54PM

Your Comments

Quick update on this one: Mattock wasn't called up to the England Under-21's, and Peterborough centre back Craig Morgan has suffered an injury which will keep him out of the Welsh squad anyway!
Jb_lcfc
Oh, and Joe Lewis wasn't called up either!
Jb_lcfc
Quick update on this one: Mattock wasn't called up to the England Under-21's, and Peterborough centre back Craig Morgan has suffered an injury which will keep him out of the Welsh squad anyway!
Jb_lcfc
Oh, and Joe Lewis wasn't called up either!
Jb_lcfc
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Leicester City Articles

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)

Two More Leicester Picks For TV (Monday October 6 2014)

Schlupp - Too Many Missed Chances (Monday October 6 2014)

Pearson - We Dropped Two Points (Monday October 6 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. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7

Breaking League News

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 17:11:00
Nani Staying in Lisbon!
Man Utd : 21/10/2014 17:02:00
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 16:58:00
Match Day Moments - Maribor (h)
Chelsea : 21/10/2014 16:57:00
Foster May Not Be Back For Crystal Palace
WBA : 21/10/2014 16:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By:  Svens
Schmeichel 0%
De Laet 0%
Morgan 0%
Moore 50%
Konchesky 0%
Cambiasso 50%
Albrighton 0%
James 0%
Drinkwater 0%
Schlupp 0%
Ulloa 0%
Sub - Vardy 0%
Sub - Nugent 0%
Sub - Knockaert 0%