Leicester City stars hope to beat illness bug
Leicester City will be holding a sick parade ahead of tomorrow's televised clash with Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium.
Although there are no new injury concerns, a wave of illness has been sweeping through the club.
Nigel Pearson said some players, and members of the coaching staff, were feeling unwell and suffering from heavy colds.
Pearson, who himself has just recovered from illness, said winger Anthony Knockaert had returned to training after feeling unwell, but would consider the condition of all the squad before naming his side.
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"Anthony trained so he should be okay," he said.
"He had a knock in training prior to the Bristol game last week and took another knock on that area.
"He was also unwell on Saturday morning. He has suffered a bit with that since. Taking him off early was a wise decision and it has given him more time to recover, but we will see how he is.
"I think the biggest concern we have in the build-up to this game is we have quite a bit of illness in the camp, both among staff and players.
"We have had it now for the past couple of weeks so we will have to see how we are in the build-up.
"We will just have to see how one or two are. But it shouldn't affect our performance. We have had to deal with this for the past couple of weeks so we will manage it."
Pearson said defenders Zak Whitbread and Sean St Ledger were edging closer to a return to action after calf and hamstring injuries respectively.
"Zak is on his way back, as is Sean, so, hopefully, we will have more positive news before too long," he said.
Although snow is forecast for tomorrow, City do not currently have any major concerns over the fixture.
A City spokesman said: "We have more than adequate supplies, equipment and human resources to cope with the forecasted conditions and to ensure that King Power Stadium is fully operational for tomorrow's match."
Only one game has previously been postponed at the King Power Stadium, and was against Birmingham in 2007 after the roof of the nearby Holiday Inn was blown off.