Leicester City: Jeff Schlupp drafted in to face Sheffield Wednesday
Jeff Schlupp is back at Leicester City - and back in the first team.
The 20-year-old will deputise for the injured Paul Konchesky in today's clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium.
It ends a hectic week for Schlupp, who had been training at Manchester United and been the subject of reported interest from Bolton.
Konchesky injured a hamstring against Leeds on Tuesday and is likely to miss the next three games.
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But City boss Nigel Pearson says he has no qualms about throwing the youngster straight into the mix.
Schlupp has deputised for Konchesky at left-back before and Pearson said: "Paul will be missing but Jeff has been back with us training in the last two days.
"Jeff has done very well there for us so far this season. I would have absolutely no qualms about putting him in there.
"It is a grade-one tear so Paul will probably miss two or three games. We will just see how he responds. But at least we caught it at the right time.
"It was Paul's call at half-time in the Leeds game. We didn't see a great deal wrong in terms of how he was in the first half but he actually made the call himself at half time. It was a very sensible call and showed the experience he has.
"It is disappointing to lose a player who has been in very good form for us and has been consistent all season."
Matty James will again be missing with a knee injury but David Nugent is ready to soldier on despite his neck probem.
"Hopefully, Matty will be available around the same time as Paul," said Pearson.
"We are trying to manage his injury to make sure it is not going to be a long-term problem, and we are pleased with his progress. That would take us up to the international break.
"We want to pick up as many points between now and then. But it would be even better to go into the final run with a fully-fit squad.
"Nugent is okay. What you have to remember is that he is the type of player who will go out and play even when he is not right.
"He has been an important player for us. His enthusiasm and desire to go and do well is always there. He is only unavailable if it is clearly an absolute no-no. He remains upbeat and he is a very important member of our team."