Leicester City Vs Nottingham Forest, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Leicester have no new problems ahead of the visit of Midlands promotion rivals Nottingham Forest.

Matt Oakley was left out of the squad for the midweek win at Doncaster but the experienced midfielder is expected to return to the reckoning.

Boss Nigel Pearson made two changes in South Yorkshire on Tuesday night, recalling Dany N`Guessan and handing Nolberto Solano his first start since joining the club.

Oakley and Paul Gallagher were the players to make way and they, along with Nicky Adams and Yann Kermorgant, will be hoping for recalls.

Pearson is unlikely to change his backline so on-loan defenders Ryan McGivern and Alex Bruce are likely to remain on the bench, along with veteran striker Steve Howard.

The Foxes are on a season-best run of seven games without defeat in the Coca-Cola Championship and will be keen to avenge their 5-1 drubbing in the reverse fixture at the City Ground in December.

Forest are set to be boosted by the return of Nathan Tyson.

The forward missed last weekend`s win over Middlesbrough through illness but will be back in the squad after making a full recovery.

Attack-minded Garath McCleary completes a three-match ban for his red card at Doncaster, while defender Joel Lynch remains sidelined with a thigh problem.

Billy Davies` side have lost their last three away matches, at Derby, Coventry and Doncaster, 1-0 but still occupy the second automatic promotion spot behind league leaders Newcastle thanks to home victories by the same scoreline against Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.

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