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Leicester City team news and predicted XI vs Wolves

The latest from the King Power ahead of a massive midlands derby

Struggling Leicester City face their biggest midlands derby against Wolves in years as they desperately look to put together a string of results to avoid the drop.

Currently 19th, the Foxes are two points from safety, but have lost each of their last four games, including their first under new boss Dean Smith, when they were hammered 3-1 by Manchester City.

Likely in need of three points against Wolves before massive clashes with Leeds United and Everton which will define their season, there are plenty of concerns in the Foxes camp.

Here’s how we expect Dean Smith’s side to line up, and the latest team news from the King Power Stadium.

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Predicted XI

Team News

In good news for Leicester, Youri Tielemans is expected to be available for the clash, with Dean Smith admitting that the Belgian is ‘looking good’ as he works his way back to full-fitness.

He’s come through really well and trained well. I knew he’d be better for the games coming up by getting 60 minutes [against Man City], so that’s why I put him in. He did that and he’s looking good.”

However, both Jannick Vestergaard and Ricardo Pereira will miss both games, with the former ruled out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury picked up with the U21s, while Pereira is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness.

Also out are defensive pair James Justin and Ryan Bertrand, though the latter is making good progress in a return before the end of the season.

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Ben Browning

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