Leicester City striker David Nugent in line for comeback against Leeds
Leicester City top-scorer David Nugent could return from injury to face Leeds tonight (7.45).
The striker has missed the last two games with a neck injury he aggravated at Blackpool just over a week ago.
But he has returned to training and manager Nigel Pearson said as long as Nugent had no adverse reaction following training yesterday, he would be considered for a recall.
However, Matty James will again miss out because of a knee injury, while Sean St Ledger stepped up his rehabilitation from a hamstring problem with a run-out in the development squad's 3-1 win at Coventry yesterday.
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"David trained on Sunday to see if there was any reaction," said Pearson.
"He was okay to train again yesterday and, providing there is no adverse reaction to that session, he may be considered for the game.
"Matty will be unavailable again. I can't give an idea of when he will be back just yet but, hopefully, not for too long.
"Sean travelled with us at the weekend and played in the development squad, so he is getting close."
Meanwhile, Pearson said City will hold talks this week with Manchester United over a possible deal for Jeff Schlupp. The striker has been training with the Premier League leaders since January and has played in two development squad games for them.
Pearson said there is likely to be some news on his future by the end of the week.
The Ghana international has reportedly impressed at Old Trafford with his displays, and there are reports that United were considering to offer City £2.5million after add-ons for the 20-year-old.
"I think we will be discussing this week what the next step is," said Pearson.
"He has done well and played the two games he can play there. Clearly it is going to have some sort of effect this week.
"The clubs will discuss it first and foremost. He might be available for us the Leeds game, you never know."