The foxes and the faithful make the long trip to Lancashire for a midweek visit to Bolton but Leicester will be without Zak Whitbread.  Whitbread will serve a one-match ban after he was sent off with six minutes remaining of the 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday. After a promising start to the season at home the Foxes have now had back-to-back defeat seeing them tumble from top to fourth, three points off the pace, and eager to avoid three straight league losses last endured in September 2010

Ritchie De Laet is available again though after a one-match ban ruled him out against the Hornets.

The former Manchester United trainee is expected to return at right-back with teenager Liam Moore, who covered for De Laet at Vicarage Road, likely to move into the middle of the back four and partner captain Wes Morgan in central defence.

Striker Jamie Vardy is struggling to overcome a calf problem and remains a doubt while centre-half Sean St. Ledger is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Head-to-head

• Bolton are undefeated in 10 league and cup matches against Leicester (W4, D6). The Foxes have scored 99 goals against these opponents.

• They have not faced each other in the league, since both were in the top-flight in February 2004. Five of their last seven league clashes finished all square, including the most recent three.

• Leicester have never won at the Reebok, and last bagged three points against the Trotters in September 1993, when they won 2-1 at Burnden Park.

Former Liverpool striker Ngog struck a 76th-minute winner to see off Championship leaders Cardiff on Saturday but then found time to pick up two yellow cards and be dismissed early in stoppage time.

The ban will not result in a direct change to Freedman’s starting line-up as Ngog was on as a substitute for skipper Kevin Davies, while Marvin Sordell and Benik Afobe provide alternative options up front.

Elsewhere, Wanderers have no new injury worries but long-term absentees Andy Lonergan, Stuart Holden, David Wheater and Josh Vela (all knee) remain on the sidelines.