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Leicester City v Palace

The Walkers Stadium, Saturday 3.00pm

Jobi McAnuff

Jobi McAnuff

Story so far

Leicester have had a reasonably good start to the season and go into this match in 14th place - 4 points off 6th.

They've only been beaten by strong teams and a poor team. The Foxes have lost to Luton at Kenilworth, West Brom, Burnley and Hull, but they are unbeaten for a while - a run that's been going since September 16th.

Team news

Winger Jobi McAnuff has undergone a hernia poperation and will sit out the clash at the Walkers Stadium.

Full-backs Matt Lawrence (broken toe) and Danny Butterfield are definitely sidelined along with Michael Hughes (knee).

After Tuesday night's defeat to West Brom, boss Taylor has more injuries to contend with. Former Leicester ace Jamie Scowcroft and Dougie Freedman (both hamstring) are doubts, while Mark Kennedy has an achilles problem.

TOM SOARES and Carl Fletcher have made successful comebacks from ankle injuries and will start.

Leicester players Gareth Williams, Darren Kenton, Matty Fryatt and Andy Johnson (all ankle) miss out. Paddy McCarthy (broken nose) is doubtful to play.


Peter Taylor on Leicester and Saturday:

"They're a very good football club and are in good form," he admitted, before turning to what his team need to improve on.

"There are things that we aren't doing correctly defensively and causing ourselves a problem.

"But there were positives to take out of the game and we had some good spells.

"I think we've been slightly unlucky to play two teams that are full of confidence at the moment, but that happens.

"There are areas in which we can do better though so we need to work very hard as a group."

Leicester City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
14th 12 4 4 4 16

Full league table

Leicester City - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 3 2 0 9 5

Full form table

Our away record v Leicester City

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
24 5 9 10 27 36

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
07/04/2006 League Leicester City 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
02/01/2006 League Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Leicester City win
01/02/2003 League Leicester City 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
27/08/2002 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Leicester City draw
01/11/2000 League Cup Leicester City 0 - 3 Crystal Palace win

All time results

One to watch

Iain Hume

Leicester City's top scorer

Iain Hume - 8 goals

Leicester City's bad boy

Patrick McCarthy - 4 0

Leicester picked Hume up for 500k at the beginning of last term, and this season he has started to hit a nice bit of him.

He can be likened to Andy Johnson [the good one] as he has lightning pace, was originally played on the wing and gets kicked to pieces.

Hume can score fantastic goals as well as simple tap-ins and has the ability to move up a level should he learn to remain in the game for long periods - he drifts in and out.

Our defence may struggle with his pace, especially at right back where we can get crucified at the moment.

Probable line-up












Ref watch

Graham Salisbury Lancashire

This will be Graham's 11th game this season and his third Championship game. He has a lot of experience and has been reffing to Championship or Division 1 level since 2001.

So far, Salisbury has issued 22 yellows and 1 red, so he's fairly lenient.

It's been so long since he was given his first and only Palace match that there are no players in our squad that will match the starting 11 from the last time around (Sunderland in September 2003).

Last meeting

Leicester City 2-0 Palace

Friday April 07 2006

Leicester City: Henderson, Maybury, McCarthy, Kisnorbo, Johansson, Hughes, Gudjonsson, Williams, Welsh (Sylla, 78), Hume, Fryatt

Subs not used: O'Grady, Gerrbrand, Douglas, Brevett

Yellow: Kisnorbo, McCarthy

Goals: Welsh 42, Hughes 87

Palace: Kiraly, Borrowdale, Ward (Macken, 76), Fitz Hall, Boyce, McAnuff, Watson, Soares (Reich, 76), Hughes, Morrison (Freedman, 45), Johnson

Subs not used: Riihilahti, Speroni

Yellow: Fitz Hall, Freedman

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