Swansea City Vs Leicester City, Sat 16 Jan 2010

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Cedric van der Gun is Swansea's only injury doubt ahead of Leicester's visit to the Liberty Stadium.

The Dutch winger limped out of training on Thursday with a slight hamstring problem and his fitness will be monitored ahead of the game.

Striker Craig Beattie is expected to return to the starting line-up for the first time since December 12 after recovering from illness and a knee injury.

Spaniard Gorka Pintado is the man likely to make way for Beattie, having failed to score for Paulo Sousa's side this season.

Sousa is sure to make further changes to the side that lost at Leicester in the FA Cup last time out, with Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Andrea Orlandi and Fede Bessone set to return.

Full-back Marcos Painter will not be included in the squad after joining Brighton on loan this week.

Bruno Berner could come back into contention for Leicester`s trip.

The Swiss defender has been sidelined since a calf injury forced him off during the 3-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on December 12.

Should he be fit, Berner is likely to be named among the substitutes with Ryan McGivern continuing at left-back after extending his loan spell from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Boss Nigel Pearson has a wealth of options should he wish to freshen up his attack with Paul Gallacher, Dany N`Guessan, Yann Kermorgant and Martyn Waghorn all pushing for recalls.

The Foxes will be looking to complete a treble over Swansea having beaten the Welsh side 2-1 in the league and FA Cup already this season. N`Guessan scored the winning goal on both occasions.

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Leon Britton
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Ryan McGivern
Gorka Pintado
Bruno Berner
Martyn Waghorn
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Marcos Painter
Andrea Orlandi
FA Cup
Angel Rangel
Swansea City
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