Bristol City Vs Leicester City, Tue 16 Feb 2010

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Bristol City will monitor their legion of injured players ahead of the visit of play-off hopefuls Leicester.

The Robins have won just one of their last 12 games in all competitions and were beaten 2-0 at Sheffield United on Saturday.

They went down without Jamie McAllister (calf), Nicky Maynard (dead leg) and Jamal Campbell-Ryce (calf), while Danny Haynes came off the bench despite struggling with illness.

The quartet will be checked again by manager Gary Johnson, although new signing Chris Iwelumo is guaranteed to make his home debut after joining the club on Friday and impressing against the Blades.

Jamie McCombe and Brian Wilson are long-term absentees.

Leicester are likely to be unchanged.

The Foxes recorded their biggest victory since March 2000 on Saturday when they thrashed Scunthorpe 5-1 at the Walkers Stadium. Nigel Pearson`s side suffered no new injury or suspension problems in the process.

Paul Gallacher will lead the line again after proving himself to be an able replacement for injured leading scorer Matty Fryatt.

Fryatt faces two months out with a broken jaw but Gallacher showed his quality against Scunthorpe by scoring his first hat-trick. Martyn Waghorn will partner him in attack after an impressive performance against the Iron.

That means fellow strikers Yann Kermorgant, Dany N`Guessan and Steve Howard will be on the bench once more. Winger Nolberto Solano and defenders Alex Bruce and Ryan McGivern are likely to join them.

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Jamie McCombe
Brian Wilson
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Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Scunthorpe United
Chris Iwelumo
Jamie McAllister
Ryan McGivern
Steve Howard
Matty Fryatt
Nicky Maynard
Martyn Waghorn
Sheffield United
Nolberto Solano
Yann Kermorgant
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