Date:Monday February 16 2009
Leicester travel to Hartlepool tomorrow evening as they attempt to extend the gap at the top of League One, a figure which currently stands at 9 points.
The Foxes have emerged victorious on both occassions the two sides have met so far this season; 1-0 at the Walkers in League One and 3-0 at Victoria Park in the JPT.
Hartlepool are sweating on the fitness of top-scorer Joel Porter, along with Jamie McCunnie and Ritchie Jones. The trio missed Saturday's 3-1 defeat at MK Dons on Saturday.
Pools are also without Daniel Nardiello, who sits out his final game through suspension, but welcome back Matty Robon and Ben Clark to the squad.
If fit, Hartlepool's top goalscorer will no doubt cause problems to Leicester's back line. The striker already has 17 goals for the season, a tidy return.
Leicester will probably be without goalkeeper David Martin, who was forced off through injury in Saturday's game against Swindon. Mysteries as to Paul Henderson's whereabouts are yet to be concluded, so youngster Carl Pentney may get his opportunity between the sticks.
Pearson may also decide to rest out-of-form Lloyd Dyer, with Max Gradel favourite to replace the winger.
With Hartlepool's extremely impressive goal-scoring record at home this season, Hobbs will have to be on guard alongside Michael Morrison. The on-loan Liverpool man has been in solid form for the Foxes all season at the heart of defence and will be looking to keep Porter and co out.
The teams' only two competetive fixtures have come this season in the same month, Leicester running out winners on both occassions.
Hartlepool: Joel Porter (17)
Leicester: Matty Fryatt (25)
Hartlepool 0-1 Leicester
Hartlepool: 21/02/09 - Leyton Orient (H)
Leicester: 21/02/09 - Bristol Rovers (A)
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Monday February 16 2009
Pearson To Ban Himself From The Director's Box (Monday December 22 2014)
Pearson Already Has January Targets (Monday December 22 2014)
Pearson - We Will Turn This Round (Monday December 22 2014)
Schlupp - We'll Stick Together (Monday December 22 2014)
Logan Suffers Serious Injury At Rochdale (Sunday December 21 2014)
Pearson Continues To Believe Despite West Ham Loss (Saturday December 20 2014)
Stats: West Ham v Leicester (Saturday December 20 2014)
West Ham v Leicester: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)
Pearson Gets One Match Ban (Friday December 19 2014)
Leicester To Be Screened Twice In February (Friday December 19 2014)
|West Ham||2||-||0||Leicester City|
|Leicester City||0||-||1||Man City|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Leicester City|
|17. Crystal Palace||17||3||6||8||-8||15|
|19. Hull City||17||2||7||8||-9||13|
|20. Leicester City||17||2||4||11||-14||10|
|Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
|Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
» Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
|Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
|Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
» WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00