Date:Tuesday February 9 2010
Leicester go in search of back-to-back Championship victories this evening when Doncaster Rovers visit the Walkers Stadium.
Nigel Pearson's men will be buoyed on the back of two impressive performances in a row, with the Foxes claiming maximum points at fellow play-off hopefuls Blackpool on Saturday.
The win put Leicester back into the play-off positions after a disappointing winless streak which was finally ended after five matches at Bloomfield Road.
City's opponents Doncaster have hit a bad patch of form of late, their 2-1 defeat to Reading at the weekend coming as a fourth straight league defeat.
Rovers have found life tough this season on the Championship after an impressive debut year last season coming from League One. Only two sides have won fewer times than Sean O'Driscoll's men on the road this term, with Rovers registering just two victories away from home so far.
Elsewhere the match sees the return of City midfielder Richie Wellens to face the club he left in the summer after serving his suspension for the red card picked up against Newcastle.
The two sides have not yet met in the league this year after the scheduled January clash at the Keepmoat Stadium was called off due to a frozen pitch.
Leicester assistant manager Steve Walsh: 'We go out to win every game both home and away, we don't have a draw mentality at this club. It's nice to go and keep clean sheets but we like to try and take the game to them.'
Doncaster right back James Chambers: 'Fair play to the manager in Nigel Pearson, who looks to have gone in there and grabbed the bull by the horns or so to speak, has made the job his own and is developing a very good side there.'
Richie Wellens returns after serving his one-match suspension for the ed card picked up against Newcastle.
Wellens is sure to be hungry to face his former club but his place in the side is not guaranteed after a winning performance at the weekend.
Yann Kermorgant looks set to miss out again as a result of a hamstring injury, but Nobby Solano returns to the squad after missing the Blackpool game due to personal reasons.
N'Guessan is integral to City's new 4-3-3 formation, a system which suits the former-Lincoln man to a tee.
With the left back situation at Doncaster reportedly precarious, N'Guessan will look to build on his goal at the weekend to add to his six goals already this campaign.
Former West-Brom man Shelton Martis looks set to start despite limping off in Doncaster's defeatat the weekend.
But Waide Fairhurst, Adam Lockwood and Byron Webster are all sidelined with foot injuries, whilst Jason Shackell is also out as he nurses a groin injury.
With eleven league goals in just twenty starts, Sharp is comfortably Doncaster's biggest goal-threat for tonight's game.
City fans may remember Sharp's dive for Sheffield United which led to a Patrick Kisnorbo red card in the 2007/08 season, a game which City went onto lose 3-0.
But the striker possesses undoubted quality and a natural eye for goal, and the Foxes backline will have to be wary.
- This is the first league meeting between the two sides since 1956.
- Doncaster have not won away at Leicester in over a century, their last victory on the road coming in 1902.
- City are currently unbeaten at home in five matches.
- Cardiff are the only top ten Championship side that Rovers have beaten this campaign.
With a new formation and new lease of life, as well as two good performances on the bounce, I think we can do this. Leicester 2-0 Doncaster. Optimism!
Saturday 13th February
Leicester: Scunthorpe (H)
Doncaster: Nottingham Forest (H)
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Tuesday February 9 2010
Leicester City Injury Table Almost Clear! (Friday March 27 2015)
Hopper Returns From Scunthorpe (Thursday March 26 2015)
Pearson Heads To Peterborough On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)
Nugent - We Believe In Our Attack (Thursday March 26 2015)
Knockaert Set For Summer Move? (Wednesday March 25 2015)
Pearson On Break & Schmeichel Return (Tuesday March 24 2015)
Nugent - It's Not Dropping For Us (Tuesday March 24 2015)
Schmeichel - Don't Let Your Head's Drop (Monday March 23 2015)
Foxes On International Duty (Sunday March 22 2015)
We Deserved More Against Spurs - Pearson (Sunday March 22 2015)
|Leicester City||0||-||0||Hull City|
|Man City||2||-||0||Leicester City|
|Leicester City||0||-||1||Crystal Palace|
|15. Hull City||30||6||10||14||-12||28|
|16. Aston Villa||30||7||7||16||-20||28|
|20. Leicester City||29||4||7||18||-21||19|
|Vital Villa Player Of The Month For March - Vote
» Aston Villa : 27/03/2015 14:55:00
|The Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Swansea (Late!)
» Aston Villa : 27/03/2015 14:50:00
|West Ham & Newcastle Interest In Hernandez?
» Hull City : 27/03/2015 14:44:01
|Shechter Was Happy At Swansea Despite Poor Form
» Swansea : 27/03/2015 14:13:01
|Parish - Investment In Palace Not A Sale
» Crystal Palace : 27/03/2015 13:39:01