The former England striker missed Saturday's defeat at Ipswich with a neck injury and faces a late fitness test.
Midfielder Matty James will also require a late check having missed the last three games with a knee problem.
The Foxes came through the match at Portman Road with no new injury or suspension worries but Pearson is expected to shuffle his pack.
Midfield duo Lloyd Dyer and Paul Gallagher were both benched at the weekend but are expected to return to the starting XI.
Richie Wellens and Martyn Waghorn are also pushing for inclusion as City look to revive their promotion push.
Pearson's side have won just one of their last five league matches and have lost three of them.