Leicester City will hope to avenge a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season

Leicester City will hope to avenge a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season

Adam Redfern

Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday- Sky Bet Championship

Leicester City head in tonight’s SkyBet Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium, knowing that victory would undoubtedly clinch a return to the Premier League after a 10 year absence.

A win will not mathematically see them up, but if fellow promotion hopefuls Queens Park Rangers and Derby County fail to take 3 points on Saturday in their respective fixtures, The Foxes will be guaranteed one of the two automatic promotion places.

Of course winning the title is firmly on their mind but knowing they are promoted with six games remaining will no doubt ease the pressure on Nigel Pearson’s side.

But Leicester will have to do it for tonight at least without in form front man, Jamie Vardy who picked up a groin injury in last weekend’s vital away win against Burnley.

The former Fleetwood Town man, who has scored 16 times this season, could be back before the end of the season despite initial signs showing he could miss the remainder of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Chris Wood could retain his place in the starting XI after making an impressive substitute appearance last weekend, which saw him score Leicester’s second which ultimately damned Burnley to their solitary loss at Turf Moor this season.

The positive news for Pearson is that despite the injury to Vardy, he has a fully fit squad for the televised visit of The Owls.

Then Sunderland loanee, Conor Wickham scored twice for Wednesday in the previous meeting between the two sides which saw The Foxes fall 2-1, a week before they lost to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Since then they have failed to lose and are currently on a 20 game unbeaten streak. What perfect form going into the Championship season finale.

Michail Antonio could return for Wednesday after being sidelined with damaged ankle ligaments which he sustained during the win against Huddersfield Town back in February.

Chelsea loanee Sam Hutchinson remains doubtful and is their only injury concern.

Stuart Gray’s side will be hoping bring to an end a run of three straight away league defeats at the home of the champions elect.

Kick Off: 7.45pm

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