DONCASTER ROVERS: City need six of best to reach play-offs

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DEFENDER Sean St Ledger acknowledges Leicester City have underperformed this year.

Following a dip in form in the Championship, the Foxes are seven points adrift of the play-off placings heading into the final month.

Managed by former Sheffield Wednesday player Nigel Pearson, Leicester will probably have to win all six of their fixtures to squeeze into the top-six, starting with tomorrow’s bottom-of-the-table clash with Doncaster Rovers.

St Ledger said: “We go into the game knowing we have to win and it is a great opportunity. We have something to prove. We were one of the pre-season favourites and some of our performances have been better than a mid-table side, but then we have been inconsistent.

“As players and individuals we all have to look at ourselves individually and collectively for the reasons why. “We all have to take responsibility.”

Pearson is expected to recall ex-Rovers ace Richie Wellens to his three-man midfield. Wellens, an indispensable member of the Rovers team which lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and gained promotion out of League One, has recovered from a groin problem and is pressing for a start, having come on as a substitute at Portsmouth.

Paul Gallagher (knee) and Andy King (heel) are poised to be named on the substitutes bench. King has not featured since damaging his heel against Barnsley in January.

On Leicester, Rovers manager Dean Saunders said: “It is going to be a tough game. They have a lot of Premier League players, some really good strikers so we are going to have to try and keep them quiet and nick a result.

“Leicester can win six games on the trot and so can we. If they won six on the trot, they will be in the play-offs. They have got the players to do it.”