Date:Friday November 20 2009
Manager Nigel Pearson will be looking for a return to winning ways from his Leicester City side, as Plymouth Argyle are the visitors to the Walkers Stadium tomorrow.
The Foxes suffered defeat at hands of West Brom before last weekend's international break, whilst Argyle go into the game on the back of two straight victories.
Paul Sturrock's side have forged together something of a mini-revival after a dismal start to their Championship campaign which included no wins in their first nine matches, and are currently unbeaten in three league games.
The game could see the return of Leicester's Paul Gallagher to face his former club, after scoring 13 times in 36 starts to help save Plymouth from the drop last season. Sturrock still remains grateful to the player, saying: 'Gal was fantastic for us last year and one of the main reasons we stayed up were his goals. I will be ever thankful to him'.
Leicester have struggled somewhat against their Cornish counterparts since Argyle were promoted to the Championship, winning just two of the last eight meetings between the sides.
But situations are sizeably different since the last clash, with Plymouth currently residing at the wrong end of the table in 21st place. The Foxes will be hoping to keep hold of their current playoff position with another three points at Filbert Way tomorrow.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: 'Plymouth have had a difficult start to the season. When you have a bad start, you have to play catch-up most of the season, so they have done well to steady the ship'.
Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock: 'They are a very tought team to play against. We have found a niche for us away from home and I am very hopeful that the players that have been doing it for us away will come to the show again'.
Captain Matt Oakley is suspended, so Andy King looks set to partner Richie Wellens in the centre of midfield.
Nicky Adams is pushing for a start on the right hand side, and could make his second league start if the season.
The former-Plymouth loanee could come back to haunt his former club should he get the nod from Pearson tomorrow.
The player has made it public that he feels his best position is up front, but has been employed by City predominantly as a winger thus far. His two and only goals came in Leicester's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, the second of these an audacious lob from distance to seal the points.
Plymouth captain Carl Fletcher is available after serving his one match ban.
Right back David Gray, Alan Judge and Craig Noone, however, are all doubtful for the tie.
Fresh from sealing New Zealand's place at the 2010 World Cup, Fallon is back with Argyle ahead of Saturday's match.
The striker is Plymouth's most potent weapon up front alongside livewire Jamie Mackie, and currently has three goals in nine starts this season. Tall and strong, Fallon will keep Leicester's centre back pairing on their toes.
- Leicester have failed to beat Plymouth in their last four meetings.
- The Foxes have won more games by one goal than any other side in the division.
- City currently boast the division's 4th best defence, shipping just 14 goals this season.
- Plymouth have claimed just 4 points against top half opposition so far.
- Argyle have kept just one clean sheet all season, one of three teams.
The Foxes need to get back to winning ways if they're to keep up with pace at the top. Leicester 1-0 Plymouth.
Saturday 28th November:
Leicester: Scunthorpe (A)
Plymouth: Barnsley (H)
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Date:Friday November 20 2009
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