Nigel Pearson set to ring changes for Leicester City's FA Cup tie against Huddersfield
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has vowed to freshen up his side for tonight's visit of Huddersfield.
City take on the Terriers in an FA Cup fourth-round replay at the King Power Stadium (7.30).
With Premier League side Wigan awaiting the winners in the fifth round on Sunday, City will definitely be without striker Chris Wood and midfielder Ben Marshall.
Wood missed the 2-1 defeat at Peterborough on Saturday after picking up a knock on his knee during training, but Pearson said the injury is not serious.
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Wood, who has scored seven goals in his first six City games, could be back for the visit of Charlton next week.
Pearson could not give a time-scale for Marshall's availability after he damaged his foot at London Road.
Marshall has undergone an X-ray, which has revealed there is no broken bone in his foot, but Pearson said the injury was still being assessed.
"Ben had a X-ray so we have ruled out a break," said Pearson. "We just have to see how he recovers over the next few days.
"He sustained it just after he scored at Peterborough. He had another chance at the far post. He went to shoot and kicked the defender's foot.
"It was a concern that it might be more serious. He is a bit sore at the moment and we are not sure when he will be available.
"Wood isn't available, but hopefully he will be back for our next league game.
"We have a few players who have been suffering with colds and 'flu and such like. That has been a bit irritating for us trying to manage the squad through the weeks building up to games, but the players have just got on with it.
"I will make some changes, but I will make changes that will give us opportunities to win the game.
"We don't have a big squad in terms of having lots of fringe players.
"We have a tight squad of good players and I will be looking to freshen it up where I need to.
"But, essentially, we are trying to get the side right so we can go and win the game."
Defenders Sean St Ledger and Zak Whitbread continued their comebacks from injury in the development squad's 3-1 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, but Pearson said they were unlikely to feature against the Terriers tonight.
Whoever Pearson does call upon, the City boss said it was up to them to stake their claim for a regular place in his side.
"There will be opportunities for players, and it is up to those individuals to go out and really stamp their authority on the game," he said.
"I will fully expect that to happen. It will be a different side and a different complexion to the team, but I am not going to make too many changes."