Leicester City have clean bill of health ahead of Sunday's trip to Wolves
Leicester City have a clean bill of health ahead of Sunday's trip to Wolves – much to manager Nigel Pearson's relief.
All seven of the City players who have been away on international duty have returned without injury.
Pearson admitted that he is always anxious about key players coming back from these trips with knocks.
Ben Marshall, Martyn Waghorn (England Under-21s), Andy King (Wales), Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland), Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark), Marko Futacs (Hungary Under-21s) and Anthony Knockaert (France Under-21s) all reported back for training yesterday morning fit and healthy.
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Both Marshall and Waghorn started for the England under-21s in their game at Chesterfield on Monday night in a second win in four days.
"For me as a manager, the worry is that you don't get them back fit but I would never discourage them from not representing their country," said Pearson.
"It has been an opportunity for one or two players to get games who have not been able to get them for us, which is good.
"We have had seven away, and you just hope that they come back fit and well, and have had a decent experience.
"Fortunately, we have an extra day in preparation so we will ensure everyone is in fine fettle.
"Some of them only came back on Wednesday, but it is important they come back fully fit and in good spirits."
Pearson watched winger Marshall pick up his second England Under-21 cap in the Monday night game and he believes the experience will do Marshall's confidence the world of good.
"It was a new experience for him and I think it is fantastic that players get the opportunity to represent their country," he said.
"For Ben, it has been a really good opportunity and a reflection of how well he has done for us."
The rest of the squad have been training hard in preparation to face Wolves and Pearson said that City are in good shape heading to Molineux.
"The lads who have been with us have worked hard, It is always a balance between resting the players who have played a lot and the others a top up in fitness.
"Their attitude has been spot on and they have trained very well."
Wolves have received an injury boost ahead of Sunday's lunchtime clash.
Captain Karl Henry, Kevin Foley, Bjorn Sigurdarson and Razak Boukari have all returned to fitness and expected to be in contention to face City.
Wolves have made an indifferent start to the season with just one win in four games.