FA Cup: Leicester to unleashed Iheanacho against P'borough - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 26/01/2018

Leicester City unleashed to Kelechi Iheanacho against Peterborough United in the Emirate FA Cup fourth-round at ABAX Stadium on Saturday early kick-off.

Posh confirmed their place in this round of the competition with a stunning 3-1 victory at Aston Villa at the start of the month and will be hoping for a similar result on Saturday while the visiting team found going a little tougher in the third round as they needed a replay to see off League One side Fleetwood.

Team news

Posh are without the injured Gwion Edwards (ankle) and cup-tied duo Joe Ward and George Cooper. However, top scorer Jack Marriott is hoping to overcome a knock to be involved.

Robert Huth and Danny Simpson could both be back in the Leicester squad. Huth has yet to play this season having undergone ankle surgery in the summer while full-back Simpson has recovered from the hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines recently. Captain Wes Morgan (hamstring) remains out, though.

Puel made eight changes in the previous round against Fleetwood and he is expected to rotate his squad once again.

Manager Quotes 

Manager Grant McCann said "The plan is to play behind them, create chances and score goals,".

"If you sit back against Premier League teams they will pick you off and beat you easily. I don't want to die wondering, I want us to be brave and positive."

Manager Claude Puel said: "new signing Fousseni Diabate is ready and I think perhaps he will have some game time in this match to help us get further in the competition.

"He is a good profile and has good attributes. He has great pace, he is very quick, and he has a lot of possibilities. It will be not a problem for him."

Prediction: Peterborough 1-3 Leicester