Lingard played for Manchester United's Under-21 team this week following the end of his initial loan spell with the Foxes but the midfielder has returned to the npower Championship club on a deal that runs into the new year.
David Nugent was a surprise inclusion in the squad against Derby last weekend after slipping a disc in his neck recently but Leicester's leading goalscorer came on as a substitute and netted twice in the 4-1 home victory and could now be pushing for a recall to the starting line-up.
Fellow strikers Marko Futacs and Jeff Schlupp, midfielders Ben Marshall and Matty James and defender Liam Moore are also options for Pearson should he opt to change a winning team.
Centre-half Sean St Ledger remains the only absentee with the hamstring problem that has now kept him on the sidelines for two months.
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