Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Call-ups Spell Depletion for Pearson

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.



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.

Writer:JBFox
Date:Wednesday March 18 2009
Time: 7:54PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
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
19/03/2009 20:00:00
0
Oh, and Joe Lewis wasn't called up either!
Jb_lcfc
19/03/2009 20:00:00
0
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
19/03/2009 20:00:00
0
Oh, and Joe Lewis wasn't called up either!
Jb_lcfc
19/03/2009 20:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

A Leicester XI To Visit Chesterfield

Leicester City have today confirmed that a Leicester XI side will travel to Chesterfield in the pre season build up to 2016/17.

Liverpool Midfielder Interests Ranieri?

It's being reported that Leicester City have joined Swansea City in the race for Liverpool's Joe Allen.

Nice Midfielder Move Nears

Leicester City's reported move for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has taken another step closer to happening with the player visiting the training ground for a tour.

No Second Bid For Keane Or Deeney

With media speculation stating as fact that Leicester City had gone back in with a second and improved offer for Burnley centre half Michael Keane...

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel41%
Simpson1%
Wasilewski3%
Morgan2%
Fuchs2%
Drinkwater25%
Kante6%
Mahrez6%
King2%
Gray3%
Vardy6%
Sub - Okazaki1%
Sub - Schlupp0%
Sub - Albrighton2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)