Schmeichel could face Potters

Fit-again Kasper Schmeichel could be in line to make a return to Premier League action for Leicester against Stoke City on Saturday.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper has been in recovery from a broken hand he suffered during the Foxes Champions League match with Copenhagen in November.

But after coming through training this week, manager Claudio Ranieri says he will asses the fitness of the former Man City, Notts County and Leeds United man, along with Danny Drinkwater, ahead of naming his side for the Bet365 tie.

He said: "Kasper Schmeichel trained very well today (Thursday) so I’ll check tomorrow.

"The goalkeeper isn’t so different because he has to understand the line of the ball and reactions. 

"Kasper is training very well and feels good. Today he made a little game between us. I want to see the reaction tomorrow but the hand is okay."

Drinkwater suffered a knee injury while playing against Porto, and the manager says his side is poorer for his absence.

He added: "I’ll also check Drinkwater tomorrow. He has a little problem with his knee from a kick in Porto. He tried to continue then he asked me to change. 

"Without him we lose something but [Andy] King and [Daniel] Amartey are working so hard to do good things. 

"Also [Nampalys] Mendy is getting better training after training and then I have to choose the best solution."

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