Leicester City v Bristol City injury news as six ruled out including £7.5m signing

Latest injury and team news ahead of Leicester City v Bristol City in the EFL Championship clash at the King Power Arena.
Rob Atkinson is one of a few players missing for Bristol City. (Image: Getty Images) Rob Atkinson is one of a few players missing for Bristol City. (Image: Getty Images)
Rob Atkinson is one of a few players missing for Bristol City. (Image: Getty Images)

Bristol City make their first league trip to the King Power Arena in nearly 11 years as Nigel Pearson makes an emotional return to his former club Leicester City.

Pearson managed the Foxes for two spells and played a key role in them winning the Premier League title before his departure in 2015. The 60-year-old is now tasked with plotting their downfall and will have former Leicester men Andy King and Matty James at his disposal.

The Robins won 4-1 against Plymouth Argyle in midweek and that has moved them to within a few places of the play-offs. Leicester won 2-0 on their travels against Norwich City with Kelechi Iheanacho and Kasey McAteer on target from the men from East Midlands.

With all that in mind, here’s the latest injury and team news ahead of Leicester City v Bristol City:

Bristol City team news

Nigel Pearson has said in his latest injury update that Andi Weimann should be available after missing the last few weeks of action with Plantar fasciitis. He has been forced off in matches against Preston North End and Hull City now, but is now back in contention and the issue has been addressed.

Tommy Conway (hamstring) should return in October and is doing 'very well' according to his manager. Summer signing Ross McCrorie (infection) who is yet to make his competitive debut for the club has undergone successful surgery and is tipped to return in the New Year.

Rob Atkinson and Ayman Benarous have both been sidelined with anaterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and both are on track for a return in the coming months.

Out: Ayman Benarous, Rob Atkinson, Ross McCrorie, and, Tommy Conway.

Leicester City team news

Deadline day signing Tom Cannon who cost the Foxes £7.5m is on the sidelines. He has not yet made his debut and it was revealed to the BBC that he had a stress fracutre in his back upon signing for the club. He has not yet trained with his new teammates and will not make his first-team bow against the Robins this weekend.

Central midfielder Dennis Praet (back) is missing once again having been absent for the last six matches through injury. The 29-year-old is out for between '10-12' weeks according to Enzo Maresca.

Out: Dennis Praet and Tom Cannon.