Fleetwood v Leicester preview: Jamie Vardy a major doubt
Last Updated: 06/01/18 11:55am
Jamie Vardy is a major doubt for Leicester's FA Cup third-round trip to his former club Fleetwood on Saturday (kick-off 12.45pm).
Vardy scored 31 goals in 36 league games en route to helping Fleetwood secure promotion to the Football League in the 2011/12 season
The England international moved from Fleetwood to Leicester for £1million in 2012 and went on to win the Premier League title four years later, but might not be risked as he is suffering with a groin problem.
Leicester have never won the FA Cup but everything looks in place for a real push this season with their comfortable position in the Premier League.
Fleetwood, who are looking to reach the fourth round for the first time, have lost six of their last 10 league matches.
Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson (both hamstring) are out, along with Robert Huth (ankle), but Adrien Silva is expected to start after making his delayed debut off the bench in the 3-0 New Year's Day win over Huddersfield.
Fleetwood have never gone beyond the third round of the FA Cup - they were eliminated in 2011/12 (1-5 v Blackpool) and 2016/17 (1-0 in a replay v Bristol City).
Leicester have progressed from their last eight third-round FA Cup ties against sides from the third tier or below, last losing to Bristol Rovers in 1985/86.
This is Fleetwood's first match against a top-flight side - however, manager Uwe Rosler has won three of his last four managerial meetings against Premier League opponents, beating Crystal Palace, Cardiff and Man City in the 2013/14 FA Cup with Wigan Athletic.
The Foxes were eliminated from the FA Cup away from home at a League One side last season, losing in the fifth round against Millwall.