Injuries start to bite for Foxes

17 May 2017 12:14:14 EST

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has a large number of injury problems to contend with as the Foxes aim to finish a mixed season off in style.

City play host to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday evening, with Shakespeare having plenty to ponder in both defence and midfield.

I expect us to have a real good go to finish as high as we can.

Craig Shakespeare

At the back both Wes Morgan (hamstring) and Robert Huth (foot) will be absent and are also unlikely to feature at the weekend, meaning that Josh Knight and Elliott Moore could be handed opportunities.

In the centre of the park, Shakespeare is having to plan without Andy King (hamstring) and Danny Drinkwater (thigh), while and Nampalys Mendy (ankle) remains sidlined.

However, the Foxes coach is trying to remain focused on the task in hand of securing a finish in the top half of the Premier League table, 12 months on from a famous Premier League title triumph.

He told reporters: "We won't be doing a lot of training in the next few days. We'll make sure we do enough to be competitive in the games, but the injuries have caught up with us. There's two games left and others will get their opportunities.

"The players can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I've said before about their attitude and professionalism and I expect us to have a real good go to finish as high as we can."

City have failed to win any of their last three home league meetings with Spurs, with the clash of the two sides at White Hart Lane earlier this season ending in a 1-1 draw.

Leicester are available at 16/5 to take all three points on Thursday evening, with the draw priced at 3/1, while striker Jamie Vardy is 6/4 to score at any time.

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