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Team News

Jacob Butterfield is out for the season but apart from that only winger Jim O’Brien is missing with a stomach muscle problem that has sidelined him since Boxing Day. New signing Chris Dagnall is available after being cup-tied last weekend but is likely to have to contend with a place of the bench with the inform due of Craig Davies and Ricardo Vaz Te expected to continue up front.

Likely Line-Up:

Luke Steele

Jay McEveley

Scott Wiseman

Stephen Foster

Bobby Hassell

Jim McNulty

David Perkins

Danny Drinkwater

Matty Done

Ricardo Vaz Te

Craig Davies

Head To Head

Last Six Leicester v Barnsley Results:

10/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Leicester (Championship)

5/2/11 Leicester 4-1 Barnsley (Championship)

6/11/10 Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Championship)

26/1/10 Barnsley 1-0 Leicester (Championship)

22/8/09 Leicester 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

19/408 Barnsley 0-1 Leicester (Championship)

Overall Record:

Leicester Wins: 50

Barnsley Wins: 24

Draws: 32

Leicester Goals: 163

Barnsley Goals: 109

At Leicester (4 at King Power Stadium, 49 at Filbert Street):

Leicester Wins: 31

Barnsley Wins: 8

Draws: 14

Leicester Goals: 97

Barnsley Goals: 42

This Season

Last six 2011-2012 results:

7/1/12 Nottingham Forest 0–0 Leicester (FA Cup)

2/1/12 Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester (Championship)

31/12/11 Leicester 1-1 Portsmouth (Championship)

26/12/11 Leicester 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)

17/12/11 Doncaster 2-1 Leicester (Championship)

10/12/11 Leicester 1-1 Peterborough (Championship)

W: 1 D: 4 L: 1 F: 6 A: 6 GD: 0 Points: 6

Barnsley:

7/1/12 Barnsley 2–4 Swansea (FA Cup)

2/1/12 Doncaster 2–0 Barnsley (Championship)

31/12/11 Barnsley 4–1 Leeds (Championship)

26/12/11 Barnsley 1–3 Blackpool (Championship)

17/12/11 West Ham 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

10/12/11 Barnsley 3–5 Ipswich (Championship)

W: 1 D: 0 L: 5 F: 10 A: 16 GD: -6 Points: 3

Interesting Stats

After winning four matches in a row in November, Barnsley have lost five of the following six.

Leicester, who were heavily tipped for promotion after spending in excess of £10m during the summer sit just two points above The Reds and have won just one of their last seven matches.

Barnsley are also on the Championship’s current longest sequence without a clean sheet- eight matches- conceding 17 goals in the process.

The Foxes are unbeaten in their last five matches at the King Power Stadium but have drawn the last three.

Barnsley have lost five of their last seven matches on the road but have already equalled last season’s entire total of three away wins.

The Reds have a woeful record at Leicester, winning just eight of their 53 visits. They have lost their last five trips and have not returned victorious from this part of the Midlands since March 1994.

Leicester were also the team that officially ended Barnsley’s single season sojourn in the Premier League. A 2-0 defeat at Filbert Street in May 1998, confirmed The Reds’s relegation.

Indeed overall Leicester have lost just one of their previous 13 encounters with Barnsley- 1-0 at Oakwell in January 2010.

Mad Sites

www.leicestercity-mad.co.uk

www.barnsley-mad.co.uk

 Official Sites

www.lcfc.com

www.barnsleyfc.co.uk

Other Fixtures

Brighton v Bristol City, 15:00

Crystal Palace v Leeds, 15:00

Derby v Coventry, 15:00

Doncaster v Cardiff, 15:00

Hull v Peterborough, 15:00

Ipswich v Blackpool, 15:00

Middlesbrough v Burnley, 15:00

Millwall v Birmingham, 15:00

Nott'm Forest v Southampton, 15:00

Portsmouth v West Ham, 15:00

Watford v Reading, 17:20