Leicester City Vs Sheffield Wednesday, Sat 12 Dec 2009

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Leicester striker Martyn Waghorn is suspended for Sheffield Wednesday's visit to the Walkers Stadium.

Waghorn, on loan from Sunderland, begins a three-match ban after he was shown a straight red card 10 minutes from the end of Tuesday night's 3-1 home defeat to Bristol City.

His absence is likely to pave the way for leading scorer Matty Fryatt to return to the starting line-up.

Fryatt's demotion to the bench against the Robins was one of four changes made by City boss Nigel Pearson following the 5-1 humbling at Nottingham Forest, and after another comprehensive defeat more changes could be in the offing against the Owls.

Amongst those also in the frame for a recall are full-back Robbie Neilson, midfielders Lloyd Dyer and Nicky Adams and strikers Steve Howard and Yann Kermorgant.

Sheffield Wednesday

Wednesday manager Brian Laws is expected to stick with the same side that started against Doncaster in midweek.

Laws switched to a 4-5-1 formation at Doncaster and his side turned in a much-improved display, so the underfire boss is unlikely to make many, if any, changes.

Skipper Darren Purse returned at the heart of defence alongside Mark Beevers, Sean McAllister was recalled and Jermaine Johnson and Marcus Tudgay were both employed in a five-man midfield.

Michael Gray, on-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares, Luke Varney and Etienne Esajas may all have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench again.

The Owls, who avoided dropping into the relegation zone on goal difference in midweek, are chasing their first win in nine league games.

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Leicester City
Mark Beevers
Sheffield Wednesday
Etienne Esajas
Jermaine Johnson
Lloyd Dyer
Robbie Neilson
Steve Howard
Matty Fryatt
Tom Soares
Darren Purse
Nicky Adams
Martyn Waghorn
Sean McAllister
Luke Varney
Yann Kermorgant
Michael Gray
Marcus Tudgay

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