Nigel Pearson considering Kramaric and Schwarzer starts against Tottenham

Mark Schwarzer

Leicester City take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Leicester could hand two January signings their full debuts on Saturday, Nigel Pearson told the official Foxes website.

The Foxes are looking to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, as they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

With Premier League survival still on their minds, head coach Nigel Pearson will likely have to prioritise either a cup run or an easier end of season fight in the top flight, and his task has been made harder in recent weeks with a number of injuries.

Pearson has confirmed to the official Leicester City website that Chris Wood will likely miss the tie due to suffering an ankle injury in training, and that could pave the way for club record signing Andrej Kramaric to make his full debut in English football, having come off the bench in the 1-0 defeat to Stoke last weekend.

Kramaric signed for a reported £9 million - as per the BBC - and he was the Foxes second January addition, having also acquired Premier League veteran Mark Schwarzer from Chelsea. The Australian goalkeeper has arrived at the King Power Stadium with first-choice stopper Kasper Schmeichel out of action through injury, and although Ben Hamer has been an able deputy, Pearson admitted that the tie with Tottenham could be a great opportunity for the recently-signed duo to start making their impression on the Foxes.

He said: “We’ve got a few things to consider with Saturday’s game in mind. Of course it’s a good opportunity for them [Kramaric and Schwarzer] to be in with a shout of starting.

“Whether they will or not, we’ll have to wait and see. It’s a good opportunity for us to get some match exposure to one or two other players as well. It’s important for us to pick a side that’s capable of winning the tie.”

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