The Foxes will be without six first-team players for the FA Cup quarter-final tie against United at the King Power Stadium this weekend.

Leicester City have been dealt an injury blow ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Manchester United.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Ricardo Pereira will miss Sunday’s quarter-final tie at the King Power Stadium, which kicks off at 5pm.

The full-back has not recovered in time after sustaining a hamstring strain in last weekend’s Premier League win over Sheffield United.

It means Leicester will be without six first-team players for the United clash.

Playmaker James Maddison is back in training following a hip problem but is not in contention to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Cengiz Under (thigh) and Harvey Barnes (knee) also remain sidelined due to injury, along with long-term absentees James Justin (knee) and Wes Morgan (back).

However, midfielder Dennis Praet is set to be fit to rejoin the Leicester squad after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Praet has been out of action since suffering the injury in the third round victory over Stoke City in early January.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Rodgers said: “(Ricardo) won’t be available for the weekend but we’re pretty confident after the international break he will be OK. It’s just a slight strain but thankfully nothing too serious.

“(Maddison) was out on the field today and looked very good. We’re hopeful that if he has a good couple of weeks during the international break, he could be close when we get back.

He looked like he had his confidence back and he was really pleased. Hopefully over the international break we can step that up and he could be joining us after that, and that will be great news.

Dennis will be available for the weekend. Cengo will be after the international break.

Credit: Manchester Evening News

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