Pearson set for changes

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is likely to make changes to the team despite having no fresh injury worries heading into Bristol City's visit to the Walkers Stadium.

The Foxes were thrashed 5-1 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, a result that Pearson described afterwards as "awful" and the "worst performance" the side have put in since he arrived.

Dany N'Guessan, Nicky Adams and Lloyd Dyer are pushing for midfield berths while Pearson is also thought to be weighing up his attacking options.

However, he will definitely be without Stephen Clemence and Aleksandar Tunchev.

Clemence was back in training last week but is still not ready for a return while Tunchev is on crutches after an operation on his knee.

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson could be facing somewhat of a defensive crisis.

Captain Louis Carey faces a late fitness check on his groin injury while fellow defender Jamie McAllister is still struggling with a shin injury that has blighted him in recent weeks and will also be assessed late on.

Bradley Orr, who has been out injured for over a month, was an unused substitute at the weekend and his return could serve as a timely boost to Johnson.

Orr has not featured since their 3-2 win at Barnsley on October 24 because of an Achilles injury but he will be in the squad. Cole Skuse is expected to continue in the right-back position, though.

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