Date:Tuesday August 11 2009
Moss Rose Ground
12th August 2009
Leicester City travel to Cheshire for their first cup game of the season on Wednesday with Macclesfield Town the opponents. City have a fine recent history in the League Cup with two titles to their name in 1997 and 2000, along with a final appearance in 1999.
In recent years, Leicester have found games against lower-league opposition in cup competitions relatively straight-forward, with only the infamous Wycombe defeat in the 2001 FA Cup and a 3-1 reverse at Grimsby in the League Cup in 1997.
Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander - 'Leicester will be full of confidence after their promotion and expecting to win. But so will we and it promises to be a good night in front of a decent crowd as I imagine they'll bring a few'
Could be unchanged following creditable 0-0 draw at Northampton Town on Saturday.
Striker Sinclair moved to the Moss Rose from Nottingham Forest in the summer, having impressed on loan last season. Sinclair performed well in a reserve team friendly two seasons ago against Gerry Taggart's Leicester side.
Leicester will be missing defender Aleksander Tunchev and midfielder Andy King, both on international duty in midweek. New men Martyn Waghorn and Dany N'Guessan will be in contention to start following goalscoring contributions from the bench against Swansea City on Saturday. Matty Fryatt may be rested as part of his return to action after complications following a hernia operation.
Wellens will be aiming to build on his fine City debut.
The two sides have met once before in competitive action, Leicester prevailing 2-0 nearly three years ago to the day. Chris O'Grady and Paddy McCarthy got the goals as a youthful City side moved into the second round of the League Cup with ease.
Andy Hall has refereed two Football League Play-off Semi Finals in 2003 and 2006 and has been on the Referee's List for 12 years.
This is the first of three away days for Nigel Pearson's side with Ipswich and Sheffield United next up in tough league clashes.
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Date:Tuesday August 11 2009
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