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Levein tries to play it cool

Levein tries to play it cool

Tomorrow's Championship League match against Cardiff at the Walkers is not the 'be-all and end-all' of the season insists City manager Craig Levein.

Speaking on the Leicester Mercury's Blue Army website, Levein said he would not be drawn into a 'must win' scenario because his job was to lift the pressure on young players and stop them being scared to play.

Well, Leicester wouldn't want to lose the game but the question is will Levein have the nerve to follow his own words and show that he's not afraid to play?.

Will he send a Leicester City team out to score the goals that would give us a victory and to keep pressing the advantage if we get one?.

And will be choose the personnel best able to do that?

He's got virtually a full squad to choose from apart from Joey Gudjonsson who is having to serve the last match of his suspension.

Matt Fryatt will almost certainly get his home debut and his first full match for the club and James Wesolowski is set to make his first team debut. The question with Wesolowski is will he start?

And will Leicester attack the game as against Sheffield United at home or will they play in neutral as they did against Norwich and Millwall, for example.

Cardiff definitely have Dutch defender Glenn Loovens out injured and there was doubt today about the fitness of new ex-Rangers striker Steve Thompson who's been suffering from a gastric bug.

He's a big friend of City's ex-Ranger Stephen Hughes who says 'he's good in the air, has a good touch and can score goals'.

Also in the Cardiff squad will be ex-City man Riccardo Scimeca, recently transferred to Cardiff from West Brom and who made 31 appearances for Leicester after a move from Nottingham Forest.

Although they've brought in 'a bit of quality' during the transfer window, Dave Jones' Cardiff have not been in great form away from home, rather like City.

The question is will they have the wit to grab three points to aid their promotion push or will City have the nerve to grab the win that might lift them out of the relegation places.

A fourth draw in five games between the sides might suit Cardiff but it would do little good for City.



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Date:Friday January 20 2006
Time: 12:08PM

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