City sweating on Chopra and Gilbert

Last updated : 26 January 2007 By Michael Morris
Jason Byrne would cover should Chopra fail to make it with options at full back using McNaughton and Ledley if Kerrea is unfit.

City for sure are without Darren Purse who has a back injury. Roger Johnson steps in.

Riccy Scimeca will captain the side.

"Our form over the last couple of months hasn't been the best. But everybody goes through spells like that, said Scimeca.

"It can be very difficult to get out of that situation because you get into a bit of a rut.

"But that's when you've got to pull together as a squad and as a team to get out of it.

"Hopefully with that win now we can push forward. Our good start to the season has really kept us up there.

"Now two or three games over the next few weeks could really push us back up there.

"Leicester are going to come here wanting to stop us from playing which a lot of teams are doing at the moment."

City are looking for back to back wins to reclaim a play off spot. Leicester currently sit in 18th place, 13 points behind City.

Foxes chief Kelly has a full squad to choose from, although skipper Danny Tiatto will have to pass a fitness test on a hamstring complaint.

Andy Johnson continued his recovery from an ankle operation wi th 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek while defender Darren Kenton (leg) and striker Elvis Hammond also featured.