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Leicester v Sunderland preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Leicester and Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester defenders Liam Moore and Wes Morgan are fit despite pulling out of international duty.

Right-back Moore withdrew from the England Under-21 squad ill while centre-back Morgan was forced out of Jamaica duty with a heel problem.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer is also available after a finger injury but midfielder Dean Hammond (calf) and Matt Upson (foot) remain out.

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has received some positive injury news ahead of the trip.

Striker Steven Fletcher has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him to miss Scotland's 3-1 defeat to England on Tuesday and is expected to be fit, while midfielder Lee Cattermole is available once again after serving a one-match ban.

Defender Sebastian Coates (thigh) and midfielder Ricky Alvarez (knee) have returned to training after lengthy lay-offs, while full-back Billy Jones (hamstring) and midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) are due to follow suit next week, leaving only full-back Patrick van Aanholt (dislocated shoulder) on the casualty list.


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  • Leicester v Sunderland preview


  • Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Leicester and Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.

  • Premier League: Sunderland ready to take advantage of poor Leicester City form


  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is confident his team can take advantage of the fact that Leicester’s promotion adrenaline has run out.

  • Premier League: Nigel Pearson worried by Leicester's slump in form


  • Nigel Pearson admits he is worried by Leicester's recent slump in form but insisted he has faith in his misfiring team.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: United plan RVP sale


  • Manchester United are reportedly planning to offload Robin van Persie in the summer, while Chelsea are seemingly set to sign Andrej Kramaric.

  • Rumours in the Press: Utd eye up Vertonghen move


  • Manchester United are weighing up a January move for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, and Arsenal want Pep Guardiola to be their next boss.

  • Premier League: Leicester defender Matt Upson is nearing the end of injury nightmare


  • Leicester defender Matt Upson is finally nearing full fitness and could return to action next week.

  • Transfer news: Championship clubs chasing Leicester City's Tom Lawrence on loan


  • Sky Sports understands Leicester City's Tom Lawrence is a loan target for a number of Championship clubs in January.

  • Premier League: Ritchie de Laet signs new contract with Leicester


  • Leicester full-back Ritchie de Laet has signed a four-year extension to his contact.

  • Transfer news: Nigel Pearson expecting little January movement at Leicester


  • Nigel Pearson admits 'the January window is a difficult window to operate in' and is not expecting there to be much movement at Leicester City.

  • Premier League: Shane Long double seals 2-0 win for Southampton over Leicester


  • Shane Long stepped off the bench to fire Southampton to a 2-0 victory over Leicester – their fourth Premier League success in a row.

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