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Report – Leicester City May Be Without Key Player On Sunday



Newcastle may face a James Maddison-less Leicester City on Sunday. The attacking midfielder suffered an ankle injury in their comeback win against Tottenham last weekend and is a doubt for Sunday.

Maddison was able to play through the injury as Leicester had used all of their substitutes but Leicestershire Live is reporting that the 22-year-old is likely to be out this weekend against Newcastle.

Maddison has underwent a scan on his ankle and it is reportedly not looking good on him being able to recover in time. Leicester City assistant manager Chris Davies had this to say about their English midfielder:

“Madders, he got a knock on his ankle. He looks a doubt for the weekend. We’ll see how he goes and how he recovers next week.”

James Maddison has been sensational for the Foxes this season. He is in superb form and has become the heartbeat of their team. While it is a shame that Maddison was injured, if he only misses the Newcastle match we suppose that would not be too awful.

After all it is just one game, and Newcastle can use any advantage that comes their way. If he is unable to feature, ex-Newcastle target Dennis Praet may get the start in his place.


25 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 25, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d like to take the moral high ground and say that we’d prefer to beat our opponents at full strength and see all the talent available on the field. Given that we’re not able to beat our opponents at full strength, this is not really an option and I’ll happily take a scrappy win against a weakened opponent every week.

    Heck, I’ll take a scrappy draw against the relatively stellar club which is Leicester City.

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  • RobLeenio

    Sep 25, 2019 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #2

    It will also make a huge difference to see some of our injured players return. Ritchie was given a hard time by some at the start of the season, as was Lobby. I think it’s been clear that the side has been poorer without them.

    Alan Saint Maximin looks like he could become a very good player for us and I’m looking forward to seeing him putting a few games together. With Atsu in good form, does ASM replace Almiron in the starting line-up? I rather think he might.

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  • dougie

    Sep 25, 2019 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree EGB,anything north of 25 million and I think he’s a gonner.The parasite just can’t help himself.

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  • The Wife

    Sep 25, 2019 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #4

    I agree, RobLeenio. It definitely would be nice to see what we can do with a full, healthy squad. All the injuries just make a tough situation that much more difficult.

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  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 25, 2019 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Morning everyone 🙂

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 25, 2019 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Good morning

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #8

    So now that we have the two very different RB’s that give us “options” does he play the more defensively solid Krafth or the more experienced and faster Manquillo. If we are going to change RB’s depending on the opposition then it must be a very bold and innovative move because we seem to be the only team changing our back line when not forced by injury or suspension, excepting Man City of course, because they can. Also is Willems a LWB or a normal LB, can’t seem to work it out?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning all another beuatiful day in the North east, hopefully Ashley has a shit day.

    🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Everyone seemed to have an opinion on what Bruce meant by being one under par, I fail to see what reasonable predicted set of results would have us on six points so I’m taking it as a point a game over the course of the season has been deemed enough to see us stay in the league, which let’s be honest, is the only thing this mediocre championship manager has been tasked with. So, how far under par does he have to get before they realise he is never going to get back on par with two or three consecutive wins?

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  • Jib

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #11
  • martoon

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #12

    I was listening to Total Sport the other night and one of the callers had a good point. Although we know Ritchie’s limitations we are definitely missing his on-field presence. The game against Brighton if Ritchie had been playing he would have bawled out a few players for their performance. I’m not saying the result would have been different but I definitely think we’d have seen a few players pressing a bit harder after a tongue lashing from Ritchie. This really should be the Captain’s responsibility but Lascelles seems to shout at referees more than his own players!

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  • martoon

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Jib @11 – Good video that although you could see the likes of ASM looking at them thinking ‘Who the hell are you?’ 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #14

    martoon,
    It’s going to take more than Matt Ritchie charging around shouting at people. The sooner they sack that puddin headed ex mackem the better.

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  • martoon

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail – I realise you don’t like Bruce and he wouldn’t have been my choice either but the reality is he’s our manager and if we support nufc then we have to get behind him. Even if he is sacked it’s unlikely to be this side of Christmas and gawd knows who this rabble would replace him with?

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  • hibbit

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Jail for Ashley
    the wont sack him till it’s to late, even when they do the wont have any one lined up with the ability to save us,

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Saying we have to get behind Bruce us like saying we have to buy a replacement engine for our failed mot car. Nope. What we need is something fit for purpose which will get us from a to b reliably. We had that. Ashley traded it in for something far worse so really he should be told it’s not good enough to just bumble along falling to pieces while we watch. If Ashley wants us to get behind a manager he should get us one. A proper one. One that works would be good.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Jail/Martoon
    some how Bruce has to get a performance out of the team against Leicester, if the heads go any further down going into the October run of games were going to be in big trouble and Christmas will be far to late to sack him the damage will already have been done.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 25, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #19

    It will probably be another end of season 10-15 games to save us from relegation scenario. Everyone saw what Shearer and Benitez had to try and turn around so why would any decent manager come in to that scenario knowing they would have to at least stick out a championship year to polish off the tarnish of a relegation? Two more years to get us back to square one? Yeah, right. Looking forward to that.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #20

    The prospective relegation saviour will probably look at the comments made about Shearer “failing” to keep us in the PL, and Benitez “failing” to keep us in the PL and decide he doesn’t want that legacy.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #21

    martoon,
    I’ve no wish to get behind him at all. Forget the fact that he horn pipe danced on our touchline, celebrated goals against us in an FA cup final and turned us down when he was held in high regard, that’s in the past. I’m talking about the here and now, he’s watched club legends and his friends being shat on, he knows fine well that the club has zero ambition and that the owner despises the fans, of which he claims to be one. His good mate asked him not to take the job, he’s come in and told us Mike Ashley has been straight and honest in his meeting and that he doesn’t care what has happened in the past. Well Steve, I do care and if Mike Ashley really has been honest with you then he’s told you to keep away from Europe and avoid relegation, so if anyone wants me to get behind a manager who is happy with that then they can think again.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #22

    martoon,
    Anyway I’m confident that a UEFA elite manager will be offering his services to manage us. Arsene Wenger is out of work, doesn’t like winning stuff anymore and likes to work on a budget (as long as it’s 40M per player)

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Don’t worry jail, Carver is ready to step in and save the day, again.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #24

    Martoon are you advocating accepting the inevitability of Bruce as coach, and that it’s better than what we might get? Hmm.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #25

    Bleetin

    Is it not obvious Bruce is the best we can get?

    Apparently he was top of the list, I dread to think who was beneath him.

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