Makin set to miss out

Chris Makin will avoid a hot reception from Blues' fans angered at the way left Portman Road last summer by not travelling to Town tomorrow due to illness.

By Derek Davis

Chris Makin will avoid a hot reception from Blues' fans angered at the way left Portman Road last summer by not travelling to Town tomorrow due to illness.

The former Oldham, Marseilles and Sunderland defender is one of a number of Leicester City players who have a touch of flu, with Alan Maybury and Keith Gillespie also affected.

The Foxes are due to travel to Suffolk today and manager Craig Levein will check the final fitness of his payers this morning.


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James Scowcroft will travel but looks set to lose his place to recent signing Mark de Vries, from Levein's old club Hearts.

Dion Dublin and Stephen Hughes will both be involved, with the former Manchester United and Aston Villa veteran available up front or in defence.

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Hughes, who signed from Rangers, is not deemed to be match fit and is likely to be on the bench.

Danny Tiatto is an injury doubt after playing in South Africa for Australia. The midfielder has struggled with a hamstring injury recently and, as he doesn't return until this morning, will not be assessed until later.

Levein believes striker David Connolly needs better service from his Foxes team-mates. Connolly has managed just six goals in 31 appearances since arriving at the Walkers Stadium for £500,000 from West Ham in July

Levein said: “David Connolly's working extremely hard for the team and playing some of the best football of his career. But we've not been providing him with enough ammunition of the right quality.”

Connolly hit a hat-trick against the Blues for Wimbledon, who had Kelvin Davis in goal for them, two seasons ago as they beat Town 5-1.

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