Leicester City boosted by fully-fit squad ahead of trip to Peterborough
Leicester City have received a big injury boost ahead of tomorrow's trip to Peterborough.
Midfielder Matty James and defender Liam Moore have shaken off recent knocks, and centre-backs Sean St Ledger and Zak Whitbread have returned to full training after lengthy injury absences.
St Ledger has not featured since injuring his hamstring in the home victory against Bristol City in October, while Whitbread has missed the last seven games with a calf injury.
City boss Nigel Pearson said that, although the pair may not yet be ready for a first-team return, their return would boost his squad ahead of a demanding fixture programme during the next five weeks.
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"They are all back in training, including St Ledger and Whitbread, but that is not to say they will all be available for tomorrow," said Pearson. "I suppose a lot will depend on the outcome of the FA Cup as to how things develop fixture congestion-wise.
"But we have an important game (against Peterborough), so we have to take one step at a time. We have a strong squad and we will need that in the months ahead."
City face a Posh side that remain bottom of the Championship with one win from their last five games, and have drawn their last two home fixtures.
But Pearson said City could not afford to let their standards slip after five consecutive league wins.
"They are a side you always have to be conscious of, because they will play their brand of football," he said. "They will be working very hard to get a game-plan together which will cause us problems.
"We have to make sure our performance is right and we play as close to our maximum as possible. If we do that, then we have got a good chance of maintaining our form.
"You can't take anything for granted, as we know. It still remains a tough league to be consistent in.
"We have been consistent recently, but it is about this next game. What has happened in the past few months is not really relevant, because we will be judged on this result."
City's only definite absentee will be Jeff Schlupp, who is still training with Manchester United.