Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson hints at changes for FA Cup clash at Huddersfield
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is considering changes to his side for today's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Huddersfield (3.0).
City have won five consecutive games in all competitions, including the 6-1 hammering of Huddersfield on New Year's Day.
However, Pearson said he may change a winning side to give some of his first-team squad, who have not been in the side, match-time.
There have been suggestions that Academy striker Joe Dodoo will be in the match-day squad for the game.
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Pearson said it was important his side maintained the momentum which has seen them climb into the top two in the Championship.
City have sold-out of tickets for the clash at John Smith's Stadium and 4,000 fans will be travelling north today.
"I am not ruling out making changes," said Pearson.
"I think we have players who need games. It is important we try to win the game and move on to our next league game next Thursday (against Wolves). I am mindful of the fact we have to try to maintain our momentum, and we want to win this game.
"I will look at the squad. We are still carrying one or two knocks and niggles from last week. We will see how things shape up.
"They will have to make one or two changes themselves because of injuries. It is all about getting through to the next round."
Pearson said midfielder Richie Wellens was back in contention for a place in the squad, but defenders Zak Whitbread and Sean St Ledger were still unavailable.
St Ledger could be back in action in two weeks following a long-term hamstring injury, while Whitbread is also expected to return soon.
"They are both making good progress," said Pearson.
"I wouldn't expect them to be out for too much longer now but they are not ready for this week.
"They have not trained or played enough. There is absolutely no question of anyone being risked before they are ready to return.
"There was no chance of Sean being on the bench last week (against Middlesbrough). I would rather play with one sub than risk players who aren't ready.
"Sean is getting to a point now where he feels he is getting close."