Andy King (5 mins)
Martyn Waghorn (45 mins)
Martyn Waghorn (50 mins)
Steve Howard (78 mins)
The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
, Apr 5, 2010
Ground: The Walkers Stadium , Kickoff: 16:00 , Att 22,079
Dyer doubt for City Lloyd Dyer is a doubt for Leicester as they look to get their play-off challenge back on track against QPR at the Walkers Stadium.
The winger was also a doubt for the West Brom game on Friday but was fit enough to start. However, he lasted just 53 minutes at The Hawthorns before being replaced by James Vaughan.
The on-loan Everton striker is now pushing for a start following substitute appearances in the last two matches.
Jay Spearing made his full debut in the defeat at Cardiff last week and the on-loan Liverpool midfielder could be recalled to the starting XI after finding himself back on the bench against West Brom.
Wayne Brown, Paul Gallacher and Yann Kermorgant are also hoping for recalls as the Foxes look to halt a four-game losing streak.
Carl Ikeme is set to make his final appearance for QPR.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been a regular in the Rangers line-up since arriving on loan from Wolves, but will return to his parent club on April 6.
Serbian defender Dusko Tosic, a deadline-day loan signing from Portsmouth, is unlikely to be handed his debut as manager Neil Warnock can only name a maximum of five loanees in his matchday squad.
Matt Hill, Tamas Priskin, Jay Simpson and Adel Taarabt seem certain to be involved, so Tosic may have to wait until after Ikeme has gone back to Molineux.
Antonio German, Lee Cook and Rowan Vine all came on as late substitutes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday and will hope to feature from the start this time around.
Leicester vs QPR
Last modified 13:03 21/04/10Daily Mirror match report
Nutty Neil Warnock saw his side plunged into relegation danger with a four-goal thrashing and asked: How come we didn't win?
Martyn Waghorn plundered two goals either side of strikes from Andy King and Steve Howard as the Foxes ran riot to boost their play-off chances.
Rangers are now just three points above the drop zone - and have a spicy trip to Warnock's old club Crystal Palace next.
The Hoops haven't won any of their last seven and never looked like coming out on top in this one.
But Warnock, who replied to jeering Foxes' fans by pointing his backside at them, saw it differently.
He said: "I'm disappointed we haven't won the game, which might sound a little bit silly.
"In fact you might think I've come out of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."
Er, yes, Neil. Leicester needed just five minutes to help the Walkers Stadium faithful forget about four straight defeats.
The Foxes used route one to get there with Howard rising to head a long ball across the box and King nipping in ahead of his marker to slot home.
Rangers did recover for a while and had the ball in the net in the 36th minute when Mikele Leigertwood's long-ranger was deflected past Weale by Simpson.
But the striker was in an obviously offside position so it was chalked off straight away.
Hogan Ephraim hooked a good chance over before keeper Carl Ikeme gifted Leicester's second to Waghorn.
Ikeme came out to clear but succeeded only in kicking the ball straight to the striker who gleefully located the empty net from 35 yards.
Ikeme had no chance with Waghorn's superb second five minutes after the restart though.
The striker curled in a left-footer from outside the box that went in off the underside of the bar.
Waghorn scented a hat-trick and smashed a free-kick on to the bar before being denied by Ikeme attempting a Marco van Basten-style volley.
It would have gone in the top corner but for Ikeme's save as the keeper showed he wasn't that bad after all.
But he was out of position again when Howard completed the rout with a header in the 78th minute from Michael Morrison's delivery.
The Leicester fans called for chairman Milan Mandaric to sign Sunderland loanee Waghorn permanently.
But Foxes boss Nigel Pearson wasn't confident. He said: "If I were Sunderland would I sell him? And there's a big question mark whether we could afford him."
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|19||Richie Wellens(sub 79)|
|18||Martyn Waghorn(sub 79)|
|16||Nicky Adams(sub 79)|
|27||James Vaughan(sub 79)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|17||Lee Cook(sub 54)|
|23||Jay Simpson(sub 76)|
|10||Akos Buzsaky(sub 54)|
|19||Angelo Balanta(sub 76)|