Date: 18th October 2013 at 7:22pm
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Huddersfield & Leicester return to Championship action following the International break.

Leicester are looking to bounce back following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Doncaster last time out, where Kasper Schmeichel’s howler cost the Foxes the points.

Huddersfield are also looking to get back to winning ways as well as put right the memory of last seasons heavy 6-1 league defeat at the King Power.

Vital Quotes: Mark Robins

“We have got more than enough ability in our squad to challenge teams like Leicester,”

The players are playing with plenty of intensity at the moment and look confident. It will be tough, though; I watched Leicester play Barnsley earlier this season and they were very good. Nigel Pearson has done a lot of good work there.

They score a lot of goals and have plenty of firepower all over the pitch. It won`t be easy, but nor will any of the games that follow before the next international break. I want to see a strong performance on Saturday and for us to play with plenty of attacking intent.

“We know where we need to improve, but we have a good number of players in our team who can hurt opposing teams. We need to do it more consistently, though. Danny Ward did well last time out and Adam Hammill`s form has been encouraging of late. I want the players to enjoy these types of occasions – the King Power Stadium is the type of place that players should relish playing at.”

Leicester City Team News:

Gary Taylor-Fletcher set to return against his former side.

Chris Wood (hamstring) also likely to be passed fit.

Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark), Wes Morgan (Jamaica), Andy King (Wales) and Marcin Wasilewski (Poland) have returned unscathed from international duty.

Player to watch: Chris Wood

A nemesis of Huddersfield’s we can perhaps hope he doesn’t recover from his hamstring injury!

Huddersfield Town Team News:

Jazz Richards (calf) is doubtful

Anton Robinson is not ready for match action.

Martin Paterson & Oliver Norwood both returned unscathed from International duty

Player to watch: James Vaughan

Fully rested up following the international break, the Championships’ joint leading scorer will be relishing getting back to scoring goals

Match Facts & Stats

? Leicester are chasing a sixth successive league win over Huddersfield, and welcome the Terriers to the King Power Stadium 10 months after thrashing them 6-1.

? Huddersfield faced the Foxes four times last season, following their defeats in the league with success in the FA Cup, winning a fourth round replay 2-1 at the King Power, six weeks after their the Championship debacle there.

? Nigel Pearson’s side have won all five Championship games in which they have opened the scoring.

? The Terriers go into this game on a five-match winless sequence in league and cup, and have won only one of their last seven Championship outings; 2-1 home to Charlton on 17 September.

? Leicester and Huddersfield are the only clubs in this division who can say that 10 of their 11 league matches this term have either been drawn or decided by a single goal.

Ref Watch:

James Adcock has been appointed as the match official for the Championship fixture between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town.

Adcock has previous experience of this fixture having taken the FA Cup replay between the sides last season, which Huddersfield won 2-1 thanks to goals from Adam Clayton & Sean Scannell.

Adcock took one other Huddersfield and Leicester game last season, a victory over Wolves at the John Smiths Stadium, and a home draw against Barnsley for Leicester.

Adcock has taken charge of 6 matches this campaign and has issued 22 yellow cards and is yet to brandish the feared Red card!

Referee: Mr James Adcock (Nottinghamshire)
Assistant: Mr Robert Jones (Merseyside)
Assistant: Mr Andy Hendley (West Midlands)
Fourth Official: Mr Grant Taylor (Warwickshire)

Match Prediction:

Leicester 2-2 Huddersfield

Next Fixtures:

LEEDS (H) 26/10/13 KO 12:30