Team News: Leicester City
Hayden Mullins says Troy Deeney is available for tomorrow night’s trip to Leicester City and there are no additions to the injury list ahead of his first game as Interim Head Coach.
“We’ve got no new injuries at the moment so we’re the same as we were at the weekend against Southampton,” said Mullins.
“Troy is fit, he’s trained the last two days and been in with the group. He’s got no issues, so he’s available.
“Craig Dawson is still missing, he hasn’t trained, and [Christian] Kabasele only trained today for the first time so he is another who won’t be available. But it’s the same as before.”
As well as Dawson (head) and Kabasele (hamstring), the injury list includes Daryl Janmaat (knee), Tom Cleverley (heel), Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Sebastian Prödl (knee).
Mullins has taken first-team training this week along with Graham Stack and says he has been impressed by the attitude and professionalism of the players.
“The players have been absolutely fantastic and the response and how they have reacted has been first class. I just want to say they’ve been excellent, they trained really well yesterday, and they trained well again today,” he said.
“It’s a really good work ethic, the boys are working hard, and they have responded fantastically well. I’m really happy with what we’ve done in the last couple of days and I’m just waiting to see what happens tomorrow.”
Mullins brushed aside any suggestion the players could be distracted by a change of leadership, saying all focus during his two days taking training has been on giving themselves the best chance of picking up a result at Leicester.
“I think the perception of modern players is so wrong, because they’re so professional and so focused. They’re not thinking about the next guy to come in, they’re thinking about Leicester and getting a positive result at Leicester,” said Mullins.
“Honestly, working with them the past couple of days, the professionalism of the players has been first class and the focus and drive is on how they can work together as a side to try to get a result.”