Football - Wellens back to boost Foxes

Leicester have no new problems ahead of the trip to Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

PA Sport

Ritchie Wellens is fully fit again after a knee injury and the experienced midfielder will be added to Nigel Pearson's squad for the fourth round tie.

Defensive duo Zak Whitbread and Sean St. Ledger are on the road to recovery following respective calf and hamstring strains, although Saturday may come too soon for either to return.

After a run of five wins on the spin that has helped push the Foxes into the automatic promotion places in the npower Championship, boss Pearson will be keen for his side to retain their momentum but he may opt to freshen things up.

Midfielder Andy King and strikers Martyn Waghorn, Jamie Vardy and Marko Futacs will be among those hoping to break into the starting XI.

Leicester have won both league meetings between the two sides this season, winning 2-0 at Huddersfield in October and most recently 6-1 at the King Power Stadium on New Year's Day.

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