Football - Vardy back to boost Foxes

Jamie Vardy comes back into the reckoning for Leicester ahead of the FA Cup trip to Stoke.

Vardy missed the 3-1 Championship win over Millwall through suspension but returns to the Foxes squad to boost manager Nigel Pearson's striking options for the third-round tie.

Pearson made five changes to the starting line-up at The Den after going with the same XI for the previous three matches. Full-backs Ritchie De Laet and Paul Konchesky, midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Matty James and strikers Martyn Waghorn and Jeff Schlupp are among those players vying for recalls.

Defender Sean St. Ledger (groin) and strikers Tom Hopper (shin) and Chris Wood (hamstring) remain unavailable through injury.

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