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Leicester City’s Wellens should be fit to face former club

By LCFC | April 30, 2011

Richie Wellens will be fit to face his former club, but defender Ben Mee is a doubt for Leicester City's trip to face Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

Wellens was substituted during City's 4-2 victory over Watford on Monday with a knee injury and City were concerned about the injury.

But it has proven to be only a knock and he has rejoined full training this week.

However, defender Mee has a groin strain and has been unable to train this week. We will see whether Ben can train and we will make a decision about him," said manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. "He might be fit but we will have to wait and see.

"Matt Oakley is still out with a groin strain but, hopefully, he will be okay for next week and will train ahead of Ipswich.

"We still have Martyn Waghorn, Sol Bamba and Ricardo out for the rest of the season."

If Mee is not fit, it will mean Jeff Bruma will step back into the defence after his successful stint in midfield against the Hornets.

Academy goalkeeper Adam Smith will again provide cover on the bench because Eriksson has decided not to recall Conrad Logan from his loan at Bristol Rovers.

Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll also has injury concerns. He will probably start with veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan after recent No.1 Gary Woods suffered a calf injury.

Jason Euell is also likely to start again in attack after scoring twice at Barnsley on Monday. Mustapha Dumbuya looks set to miss out again because of a hamstring strain, while Billy Sharp, Martin Woods, Adam Lockwood, James Chambers and Paul Keegan are all long-term injuries.

Rovers sit six points above the relegation zone and need one point to ensure their Championship status, but City manager Eriksson believes O'Driscoll's men are already safe.

"They are a playing team, a good team, and surprising to see them where they are in the table," said the City boss.

"But, even if they lose both games with few goals, they are safe anyhow.

"Sheffield United and Scunthorpe have very difficult games, both of them, so I think they will be safe because I don't think they will lose two games 5-0.

"Normally it suits us when teams play football but, in almost in all games, it depends more on us than our opponents. Do we make mistakes – but if we make few mistakes, normally we win.

"Goals like we have conceded in many games would make you crazy if you think about it too much. If you watch it on TV, it is very frustrating."



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