Leicester’s Key Players Face Fitness Race Ahead of Crucial Match

Leicester City’s leading scorer, Jamie Vardy, sustained an injury during the week, alongside two other players, whose conditions will be assessed before kick-off.

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Additionally, defender Pereira is nursing an injury, while midfielder Dewsbury-Hall has been battling illness throughout the week.

Leicester boss Enzo Maresca expressed hope for their possible return, stating, “There is still 24 hours, so we will see if we can have some of them back.” When questioned about the potential impact of their absence, Maresca acknowledged, “It is very significant.”

Vardy, a former England striker at the age of 37, has netted 16 goals across all competitions this season, despite facing interruptions due to injury.

Meanwhile, Dewsbury-Hall has notched up an impressive 13 assists in addition to his 12 league goals, attracting attention from several transfer suitors, including Arsenal, Tottenham, and Brighton.

Pereira, aged 30, has made 42 appearances for Leicester this season, playing a pivotal role in their promotion bid after overcoming injury setbacks in previous campaigns.

Reflecting on Pereira’s performance this season, Maresca stated, “I don’t think Ricky has struggled this year. He has played more minutes than the last three years.” He praised Pereira’s contribution and physicality, acknowledging that with the rigorous schedule, it’s natural to encounter some issues.

Leicester City, aiming for an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation last season, currently sits second in the Championship, trailing leaders Ipswich Town by just one point.

With four games remaining in the campaign and a match in hand on Ipswich Town and Leeds United, Leicester’s quest for promotion remains within reach.

Returning to the King Power Stadium after consecutive away defeats against Millwall and Plymouth Argyle, Leicester aims to secure their third consecutive home victory on Saturday.

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