Leicester's manager, Martin O'Neill, is without Rob Ullathorne (broken leg), while Gerry Taggart (hamstring) and Muzzy Izzet (hamstring) both face late fitness tests.
Coventry's manager, Gordon Strachan, faces the prospect of going into the game without nine of his first-team players. He will be definitely be without Roland Nilsson (ribs), Steve Ogrizovic (neck), Steve Froggatt (hamstring), and the suspended Noel Whelan and Gary McAllister.
Ther are also serious doubts over the availability of Paul Telfer who sustained a dead leg at Everton two weeks' ago, Magnus Hedman, who damaged stomach muscles in last week's defeat by Middlesbrough, and Trond Soltvedt and Marc Edworthy, who were both hurt in training. The Belgian international Philippe Clement and Marcus Hall return to the squad.
LEICESTER CITY (from): Keller, Arphexad, Taggart, Sinclair, Walsh, Izzet, Lennon, Heskey, Parker, Guppy, Gunnlaugsson, Savage, Kaamark, Campbell, Miller, Elliott, Marshall, Fenton, Impey, Wilson, Cottee, Oakes, Zagorakis.
COVENTRY CITY (from): Hedman, Breen, Shaw, Williams, Burrows, Boateng, Soltvedt, Huckerby, Aloisi, M Hall, Clement, P Hall, Gioacchini, Delorge, Konjic, Edworthy, Quinn, Kirkland.
Suspensions: Coventry: McAllister, Whelan.
Referee: G Barber.