Vardy laid low
Jamie Vardy is a major doubt for Leicester ahead of their trip to midlands rivals Birmingham.
The former Fleetwood forward has missed much of training this week through illness and is likely to be absent when the second-placed Foxes resume npower Championship action at St Andrew's.
It means one of Martyn Waghorn, Marko Futacs or Jeff Schlupp could partner in-form David Nugent, who has scored five goals in his last seven games, in attack.
It is highly likely that centre-half Sean St Ledger will be unavailable due to the hamstring injury that forced his recent withdrawal from the Republic of Ireland squad.
Midfielders Andy King and Anthony Knockaert have returned from international duty unscathed.
Paul Gallagher is back at the King Power Stadium following his month-long loan spell at Sheffield United and the forward is another option for manager Nigel Pearson, whose team have won their last five league matches.M